Construction has begun on one of several hydroelectric projects planned to reduce electricity shortages in Cambodia, wire services reported.
The China National Heavy Machinery Corp. will build the 246-MW hydro plant in Koh Kong province. The $540 million project is due for completion by 2014, wire reports indicate.
In other news, a Vietnamese development company has won the contract for a multi-billion-dollar dam and hydropower plant on the Mekong River in Cambodia, local media reported.
Also, China Huadian Corp. plans to build a $558 million hydropower plant in Koh Kong that would generate up to 338 megawatts, wire reports indicate.
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