Gov’t approves 140MW solar project

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A solar farm  in Svay Rieng province. KT/May Titthara

The government on Friday has urgently approved four solar projects with a total capacity to produce 140 megawatts, a move in to put an end to the country’s power woes in coming years.

The announcement came shortly after a meeting at the cabinet with regard to reviewing and approving a raft of drafts and investment proposals in which the 140-megawatt solar power is also included.

In a statement issued on Friday, the government said the four solar farms will be built in four provinces – Pursat, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Svay Rieng – with each solar farm being able to produce from 20, 30 and 60 megawatts, respectively.

These solar farms will partially contribute to the country’s power supply in 2020 and 2021, largely due to a surge in investment activities which  mature will in coming years, it noted.

“Development in solar energy is critical and useful as this will be able to deal with the power shortage in the country,” the government was quoted as saying in the statement.

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