Construction of Multipurpose Dam in Battambang Province Finished

Located in Ratanak Mondul district, Battambang province, freshly built multipurpose dam can store about 286 million cubic metres of water and generate 13.2 megawatts of electricity, said a local media report.

Mr. Chan Yutha, Spokesperson and Director of Cabinet of Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology, was quoted by the same source as saying that during his recent inspection visit to the Battambang Multipurpose Dam, Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology H.E. Lim Kean Hor praised Chinese Guangdong Foreign Construction Co., Ltd. for carrying out the dam development project with quality and on time.

At present, the dam, Mr. Chan Yutha said, starts storing around 30 percent of water and will reach 100 percent in the rainy season as there are many sources of water above the dam.

According to the spokesperson, the multipurpose dam has also now become a natural popular resort among the local people.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press