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Royal Group to move forward with energy project

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The project aims to extend the transmission network in the country’s northeast. KT/Chor Sokunthea

The Royal Group of Cambodia and partners China Southern Power Grid and China Huaneng Group on Tuesday said they will continue work on a project to build high voltage transmission lines in the Kingdom.

The project will contribute to the transmission network in the country’s northeast and enable energy exchanges with Vietnam and Laos.

A pre-feasibility study was started by the three companies in 2017 but has not concluded yet.

Representatives of the company expressed their intention to move forward with the project during a meeting Monday with Ith Praing, secretary of state at the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

Victor Jona, director general of the energy department, told Khmer Times that the companies are still working on the pre-feasibility study.

“The project focuses on building transmission lines in the northeast that enable the country to bring in electricity from neighbouring countries when we have a shortage, or to export it when we have a surplus,” he said.

In 2017, China Southern Power Grid and the Royal Group of Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding on Investment and Development of the National Power Grid of Cambodia.

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