Phnom Penh (FN), Jun. 9 – As part of Australia’s enhanced engagement in the Mekong sub-region, the Australian Embassy joined the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) today to launch a new landmark initiative to electrify villages in Cambodia that are not connected to the grid.

“The new project will provide up to AUD 2 million in grants over the next two years to stimulate private investment in renewable energy for locations that don’t have access to an electricity grid,” according to Australian Embassy of Phnom Penh’s media release dated Wednesday.

Read full media release below.