Gov’t forms policy working group to promote EVs

Gov’t forms policy working group to promote EVs

The Royal Government of Cambodia has

created a working group to examine, facilitate and develop a policy framework for the promotion of the electric vehicles (EVs) sector within the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF).

Aun Pornmoniroth, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of MEF, and Chairman of Economic and Financial Policy Committee (EFPC) on Monday officially declared the establishment of the EV policy team which consists of 27 members led by Ros Seilava, Secretary of State of MEF.

According to the MEF press release, the group has several tasks such as developing strategies to promote the country’s EV sectors, reducing the cost of EV production which will lead to a lower cost for customers, strengthening the supply chain of spare parts, components and raw materials as well as boosting support infrastructures including power stations and interconnections.

“The task also covers the establishment of invectives to encourage the use and investment in the EV sectors while taking into account related to environmental, social and local energy security in the country.”

Facilitate the solution to major challenges in the EV sector, ensure good cooperation between all stakeholders in the implementation of promotion programmes, and lastly, organise meetings to discuss and raise suggestions to EFPC, the press release added.

Natharoun Ngo Son, Country Director of EnergyLab said, the institution sees the MEF contribution to support an EV policy framework as a very positive milestone of which the neighbouring countries are progressively shifting from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to EVs, making Cambodian consumers especially the younger generation can make a cleaner choice. “Several EV distributors are already in town and ICE vehicle imports need to be further contained.”

He stressed that EV infrastructure needs to be developed, skills need to be built to ensure the quality in maintenance. Khmertimeskh

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