Hydro project construction begins in Cambodia

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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