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Site Visit to Stung Tasal Dam Project

Ambassador H.E. Naveen Srivastava visited Stung Tasal Project sites in Aoral District of Kampong Speu Province on 12 March 2016 along with H.E. Bun Hean, Secretary of State, Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology and team of WAPCOS Ltd.

The Stung Tasal Development Project has been financed under Government of India’s Line of Credit (LOC) of US$ 15 million signed in December 2007 and an additional LOC of US$ 15 million signed in September 2010. The project has been executed by M/s WAPCOS Limited, a Government of India undertaking. The construction of dam, spillway and hydrometrical works have been successfully completed in July 2014.The reservoir was filled up to its full capacity in October 2014 and utilization of water started in November 2014 for irrigation in the downstream area to Roleang Cherry regulator located in Kampong Speu. Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has been operating and supervising the dam.

The project, which will provide irrigation for additional 10,000 hectare of land during dry season, is a long lasting symbol of friendship between India and Cambodia.

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