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ADB and EdC look to tender solar park soon

ADB and EdC look to tender solar park soon

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the state energy provider Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) hope to tender out the first stage of their massive 100-megawatt solar park programme by June of next year, according to an Asian Development Bank official who was speaking at a conference in Bangkok on Friday.

Pradeep Tharakan, senior energy specialist for the ADB, was quoted by Thai media as saying that a feasibility study would begin in January before the first stage of 30- to 50-megawatt capacity is tendered out.

An agreement for the project between the ADB and the EdC was first signed in June this year under a public-private partnership framework that could see the Asian Development Bank providing concessional loans for construction.

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