Electricity Fee for Market Retailors to Be Less

AKP Phnom Penh, December 20, 2018 —

The Royal Government of Cambodia is looking into reducing electricity fee for retailors at markets across Cambodia.

The Royal Government’s Spokesperson H.E. Phay Siphan sharing by his Facebook that the intervention followed the request by Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen in his address yesterday at 41st Central Committee Convention of Ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) happening at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre here in Phnom Penh.

Current electricity fee charged among retailors at markets fall between 1,000 and 1,500 Riel (roughly US$ 0.25 and 0.37) per kilowatt-hour.

It is expected that the adjustment of the electricity fee for market retailors will ground on the fees charged for household users – that is, 480 Riel per unit for electrical consumption of 10 kilowatt-hour a month, 610 Riel for 11 to 50 kilowatt-hour, and 770 Riel for 51 to 200 Kilowatt-hour.

The fee decrease, added the source, will begin with markets in Phnom Penh capital to all markets in the rest of the 24 provinces.

Cambodian government has been working hard to decrease the price of necessity, particularly among low and middle income earners, workers, and market retailors.

Recent inauguration of Cambodia’s seventh hydropower plant called Lower Se San II in Stung Treng province has pushed the Kingdom’s total power generated to 1,328 megawatts.

The move does not only make the country more independently in terms of electricity supply, but also allow potential fee decreases among users of the utility.

By Mom Chandara Soleil