98 Percent of Total Villages to Be Electrified Before Year End

AKP Phnom Penh, April 21, 2020 —

Ministry of Mines and Energy has confirmed that at least 98 percent of the total villages nationwide will be electrified by the end of 2020.

The information was shared at a press conference on the work progress of the Ministry of Mines and Energy held on April 21 at the Office of the Council of Ministers.

H.E. Victor Jona, Director-General of Energy and Spokesperson at the Ministry of Mines and Energy, said that currently the ministry and Electricité du Cambodge (EDC) are working to build electricity transmission lines in the area where there is no electricity network built.

“As of 2020, we expect at least 98 percent of the total 14,168 villages across the country to be electrified,” H.E. Jona said.

At present, about 93 percent of total villages had already access to electricity.

Additionally, the government has set target of electrified households up to 80 percent nationwide by this year.

By Chea Vannak