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Cambodia's shift to coal power riles global brands

Move is out of step with Vietnam's enthusiastic embrace of renewables

Cambodia's garment exports, a major pillar of the economy, are under threat from the pandemic and loss of certain trade privileges.

PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia's embrace of new coal power projects is making the Southeast Asian state "less attractive" to international brands producing in the country.

In a letter addressed to the Cambodian government and seen by the Nikkei Asian Review, several major companies expressed concern about the country's plans to nearly triple the amount of power it generates from coal in coming years.

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