The Asian Development Bank has agreed to an $8m loan for the construction of power
lines to transmit electricity from northwest Cambodia to Thailand. A press release
announced that a 221km network would be built alongside national roads 5 and 6 from
the Thai border to Siem Reap and Battambang, local media reported. The first section
connecting Siem Reap will be completed by the end of July while the second section
to Battambang will be finished two months later.