Electricity infrastructure

Asian infrastructure needs US$ 1.7 trillion a year: ADB

The infrastructure needs in developing Asia and the Pacific will exceed US$22.6 trillion through 2030, or US$1.5 trillion a year, if the region is to maintain growth momentum, according to a new flagship report by the Asian Development Bank. The estimates rise to over US$26 ...

Poipet SEZ to import power

A special economic zone in Poipet City has decided to import electricity from Thailand to ensure a reliable power supply as it expects the influx of more factories and investment. Poipet PPSEZ Co. Ltd. reached a memorandum of understanding with Thailand-based B.Grimm Power Public Company Limited ...

Thai firm to energise Poipet industrial park

Poipet PPSEZ Co Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Phnom Penh SEZ Plc and operator of the soon to be completed Poipet Special Economic Zone, signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday with a leading Thai energy provider to supply power to the 66-hectare industrial park. The ...

Ratch cuts reliance on power role

Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding has reduced the contribution from power generation to its future growth target as the company broadens its focus beyond the power business amid intensified competition in Asian power markets. Rum Herabat, chief executive of Ratch, said the company kept its growth ...

Minister vows stable electricity supply

The electricity supply in various special and specific economic zones has been stable, enabling factories to operate smoothly, a minister has said. Minister of Energy and Mines Dr. Khammany Inthilath outlined the situation to local media recently. He admitted that foreign investors, notably Japanese and ...

Policymakers to decide Krabi plant fate

Energy policymakers will make a final decision on Feb 17 about whether the government will proceed with a plan to build a coal-fired power plant in the southern city of Krabi, says the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand. Egat governor Kornrasit Pakchotanon said the National ...

Lao energy not so ‘cheap’: experts

During a visit to the Lao border on January 10, Prime Minister Hun Sen thanked the government of Laos for “selling electricity at a cheap price to Cambodia”. Experts, however contend a continued reliance on energy imports means prices will invariably remain high for consumers. ...

Power projects mired in land-use discord

Several contentious issues are dogging implementation of key projects managed by the Southern Power Management Board, contradictory regulations and land evaluation and compensation rules that residents are not ready to accept. The board currently manages investments in 79 power projects that are designed to meet ...

Vietnam, Cambodia want to consolidate ties: PMs

Top government leaders of Vietnam and Cambodia have expressed wishes to cement and develop bilateral ties in the spirit of “good neighbourliness, traditional friendship, all-faceted and long-lasting cooperation”.  During talks with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on December 20, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech ...

Lai Châu hydro-power plant inaugurated

Electricity of Việt Nam on December 20 inaugurated the Lai Châu hydro-electricity plant in Nam Nhun District in the northern mountain province of Lai Châu. The plant has begun operations one year ahead of the National Assembly’s resolution. The VNĐ35.7 trillion (US$1.6 billion) plant has ...

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