Thailand’s Ministry of Energy has accorded approval to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) for the construction of coal-fired power plants in Myanmar and Cambodia. The power produced at these plants will be supplied to Thailand. EGAT is in negotiations with the Myanmar government to invest in a 4,000–6,000 MW coal-based power plant in Dawei. The energy ministry has also discussed plans with the Cambodian government to build a 4,000 MW coal-based power plant in the country. In addition to investing in coal-based power plants in the neighbouring countries, EGAT is also looking at investing in hydroelectric power projects within the neighbouring region.