The Upper Tatay Hydropower Station Invested by CHMC, Has Successfully Closed the Flow
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On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the "Belt and Road" Initiative and the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Cambodia, on November 30, 2023, the cut-off ceremony of CHMC Upper Tatay Hydropower Station Project was held in Tatay riverside in Cambodia, marking the completion of the milestone node of the Upper Tatay Hydropower Station and officially entering the construction stage of the main dam.

Cambodian Prime Minister, H.E Hun Manet, delivered the interceptor stone to Mr. Han Xiaojun, Chairman of the SINOMACH Heavy Equipment Group Co., Ltd (Sinomach-HE). Cambodia Minister of Mines and Energy, H.E Keo Rottanak, Koh Kong Governor, Mrs. Mithona Phuthong, Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia, Mr. Wang Wentian, Counsellor of the Economic and Commercial Department of the Chinese Embassy in Cambodia, Mrs. Zhong Jie. and other Chinese and Cambodian dignitaries, Mr. Xiao Ping, Deputy President of Sinomach-HE and Chairman of CHMC, and other more than 1,800 people, including mainstream media and people from all walks of life in China and Cambodia, witnessed this historic moment of breakthrough progress in the construction of China-Cambodia practical cooperation and the project to improve people's livelihood.

At 10:00 am local time, more than 100 construction workers from China and Cambodia coordinated and orderly began to implement the closure of the river. Thirty dump trucks gathered on both sides of the river, lined up in a long line, and dumped the throwing materials such as stone slag and large stones into the flowing river at full power. After intense construction, the closure of the flow has been completed successfully.

Prime Minister, H.E Hun Manet delivered a speech at the scene, expressing congratulations on the successful closure of the Upper Tatay Hydropower Station, highly appreciated the outstanding contributions made by Sinomach-HE and CHMC for the development of energy and electricity in Cambodia, and expressed condolences and thanks to the hard work of the construction personnel of the Upper Tatay Hydropower Station Project.

Prime Minister, H.E Hun Manet had cordial exchanges with Mr. Han Xiaojun. Mr. Han Xiaojun thanked Prime Minister, H.E Hun Manet for his presence at the ceremony, and thanked the Cambodian government for its care and support over the years for Sinomach-HE and CHMC, and the construction and operation of Tatay Hydropower and Upper Tatay Hydropower.

In the future, CHMC will continue to focus on overseas market development, take industrial capacity docking and clean energy investment as the main direction, further promote regional rolling development, deeply tap the geographical and environmental advantages of the Tatay River basin, provide more green, clean and high-quality energy for Cambodia, help Cambodia's economic and social development, and contribute new momentum to high-quality co-construction of the "Belt and Road".

The Upper Tatay Hydropower Station Project is located in Mobang County, Koh Kong Province, Cambodia, about 20 kilometers upstream of Tatay Hydropower Station invested and operated by CHMC, about 46 kilometers away from Koh Kong City, Koh Kong Province, about 170 kilometers away from Phnom Penh City, with an installed capacity of 150MW and an annual average power generation of 530 million KWH. With the construction goal of "high standard, sustainable and beneficial to people's livelihood", the Project is expected to be put into production in the second half of Year 2026. After completion, the Project will provide greater support for improving Cambodia's energy supply, solving local employment problems, and promoting economic and social development. It will further meet the urgent demand for power supply of Cambodia's rapid economic growth and provide more powerful energy security for economic construction and development. The joint operation of the upper and lower reservoirs will be realized with Tatay Hydropower Station to act more effectively for flood control and disaster reduction functions, such as flood blocking, flood detention, peak cutting and peak shifting.