The construction of Cambodia ’s biggest ever hydro electric power plant was started in Koh Kong province, 290km west to Phnom Penh , on Dec. 28.

Addressing the ground-breaking ceremony, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said the plant is expected to help reduce power prices and meet power demand for the national economic development.

The 338 MW plant, which is scheduled to join the national grid in mid 2015, is built on Rusei Chrum River in Mondol Seima district at a cost of 558 million USD sourcing from China ’s loans./.