Cambodia’s Coal-Fueled Power Plants and their Environmental Costs

Cambodia’s move to approve new coal-fired power plants has prompted concern about potential environmental and health costs despite the government pledging to strictly enforce environmental regulations. 

The Cambodian government Friday greenlighted the construction of two more coal power plants in Koh Kong and Odor Meanchey provinces, according to government spokesman Phay Siphan.  

The construction was approved during the cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Hun Sen, Siphan said in a statement on Facebook. 

Last December, Cambodia had approved the construction of two coal-fired power plants in Preah Sihanouk province with total capacity of 700 megawatts (MW). 

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Sao Phal Niseiy