The government plans to build a Renewable Energy Museum and the Samdech Hun Sen National Park in Kampot to attract more tourists to the province, which is the second coastal area after Preah Sihanouk province.
Kampot provincial governor Cheav Tay told The Post on Monday that the plan to construct the museum and park is in line with a government sub-decree under which the Electricite Du Cambodge (EDC) is the project operator.
The project will be built on 8.6ha located in Snam Prampir village, Mak Prang commune, Teuk Chhou district, Kampot province, he said. Construction is set to begin this year and be completed in 2022.
“We express our support for the implementation of this important national project in a spirit of cooperation to make this a historic achievement for the public interest, especially in tourism in Teuk Chhou resort in Kampot province,” he said.
He said the government has not yet revealed the cost of the project because experts are studying the design.
At a meeting on cooperation and impact studies at the Kampot provincial administration, EDC director-general Keo Ratanak said the museum would show off Cambodia’s electricity-producing sources such as hydropower, solar and coal power.
In the meantime, the construction of the national park is aimed at attracting national and international tourists, Ratanak said.
“Cambodia currently has many hydropower plants and [the museum] will be a gathering of local experiences, knowledge in the field and for the education of the general public,” he said.
According to a report by the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Cambodia produced a total of 11,261 GWh of power last year, an increase of 21 per cent compared to 9,427 GWh in 2018.