Cambodia facing power shortage of 400 megawatts in dry season: PM

Phnom Penh – Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Saturday that the country is facing the electricity shortage of 400 megawatts during the ongoing dry season.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the fifth River Festival in Kampong Chhnang province, Hun Sen said the Southeast Asian country has been facing drought and water shortage since February and the trend will continue until June.

“A large amount of our electricity is produced by hydropower dams, but now, there is a shortage of water, so the hydropower dams can produce only a small amount of electricity,” he said. “We are currently lacking the electricity of 400 megawatts, and we are seeking solutions to this issue.”

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