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Chinese hydropower station in Cambodia has its opening



A hydropower station on a river flowing through Koh Kong province, Cambodia, which began operation, on Dec 23, 2014 and took 5 years to build, is the sixth largest that China has backed in the country.

It has an installed capacity of 246 MW and costs almost $540 million dollars and is expected to help solve the power problem in Cambodia and improve local people’s life. Work on the project began on Jun 23, 2010. It is a key national project for Cambodia, with backing from the China National Machinery Industry Corp (Sinomach).

Taking part in the opening ceremony were Samdech Hun Sen, Cambodian Prime Minister, along with representatives of the Chinese and Cambodian governments and companies, with Hun Sen expressing his gratitude to China for its endeavor and adding, “Steady power production is very important for this country’s overall development and we hope to increase our cooperation with China to get power to more families for the next step.”

In addressing the gathering, Sinomach’s vice chairman, Shi Ke, said that he was glad that they had succeeded with the work, overcoming many difficulties and challenges, then added that, as one of the world’s Top 500 companies, Sinomach looks forward to more cooperation with the Cambodians in the future to make full use of its experience and advantages.

The representatives also paid a visit to the intake, the dam, and power station.


Ceremony for starting hydropower production.


Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announces the opening.


Sinomach’s Shi Ke addresses the opening ceremony.

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