Japan gov’t group signs agreement for metal mine in Kampong Speu province

Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem signed another memorandum of agreement on Thursday with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp (Jogmec) to study and explore a metal mine in Kampong Speu province. Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman Yos Monirath told The Post ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/japan-govt-group-signs-agreement-metal-mine-kampong-speu-province

Japanese mining firm granted copper exploration licence

Japanese mining company Nittetsu Mining (Cambodia) Ltd on April 25 obtained a three-year copper exploration licence for Stung Treng province, Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman Yos Monirath said. The firm is set to begin exploration early next year and is currently conducting an environmental ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/japanese-mining-firm-granted-copper-exploration-licence

Work on PP railway line to start this year

Plans to build a 19km-long railway along six roads in Phnom Penh will begin this year. The line is set to contribute to the capital’s urbanisation while reducing traffic congestion. The Ministry of Environment said on its Facebook page on Monday that its secretary of ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/work-pp-railway-line-start-year

Ministry asked about Mekong plan

A member of the Supreme Consultation Forum told The Post on Thursday that he had questioned the Ministry of Mines and Energy over its position regarding a proposed project to develop a sizeable stretch of the Mekong River. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-asked-about-mekong-plan

Impact study on river bank ‘development’ begins

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology said on Tuesday it is conducting an environmental impact study after it received a proposal from Try Pheap Engineering & Construction Co Ltd to dredge the Mekong River and use the sand to develop the river bank. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/impact-study-river-bank-development-begins

Suvannaphum SEZ gets nod from Ministry of Environment

The Ministry of Environment on Wednesday approved the environmental impact assessment for a new special economic zone in Kandal province. Plans to build Suvannaphum SEZ, which will be located 46 kilometres away from Phnom Penh, can continue after the EIA for the project was approved ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50589334/suvannaphum-sez-gets-nod-from-ministry-of-environment/

NGOs want environmental impact report access

Civil society organisations dealing with environmental issues yesterday urged the Environment Ministry to disclose environmental impact assessment reports due to a lack of public information on whether or not companies comply with their reports after development projects have been approved. In a workshop on “Promoting Environmental ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50581980/ngos-want-environmental-impact-report-access/

Laos dam impact assessment ‘plagiarized’

Parts of an environmental impact assessment for the controversial Pak Lay dam in Laos was copied word for word from an assessment of the equally contentious Pak Beng dam, an advocacy group has claimed. A statement from Save the Mekong, released last week during a meeting ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/laos-dam-impact-assessment-plagiarized/4588398.html

Sanctuary concessions granted

The ministry’s report, which it shared on its Facebook page, said CRCK II Rubber Development and Bean Heack Investment Co Ltd have been respectively allowed to develop 7,121.78ha and 4,128.66ha within Boeung Pear Wildlife Sanctuary in Kampong Thom province. Following the granting of the concessions, the ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sanctuary-concessions-granted

Environment officials target special economic zones

An environment-monitoring working group from the Environment Ministry and the Council for the Development of Cambodia plans to meet with the owners of nearly 50 special economic zones across the country to promote standards on environmental protection and liquid waste management. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50105456/environment-officials-target-special-economic-zones/

Bid to ease hydro dam threats on the Mekong

Guidelines for mitigating the environmental impact and managing risks of hydropower dams in the Mekong River will be established at the end of March 2018 after discussion between Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Forty-five officials from the four countries have been meeting in Vientiane this week ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50104154/bid-to-ease-hydro-dam-threats-on-the-mekong/

EIA study for marine fish farm

The investor in Cambodia’s first large scale marine fish farm project in Preah Sihanouk province, that was approved by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) in April, has been asked to submit an environmental impact assessment study to the Ministry of Environment before ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5079194/eia-study-marine-fish-farm/

Fishing communities voice concerns over Laos dam as consultation ends

Fishing communities around the Tonle Sap Lake have called on Laos to scrap a controversial Mekong hydropower project after the consultation period for the project ended this week. ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/fishing-communities-voice-concerns-over-laos-dam-as-consultation-ends/3919796.html

Dam’s consultation process concludes

The consultation process for the controversial proposed Pak Beng dam in Laos concluded on Monday, allowing construction to begin even as local and international civil society groups continued to urge a delay until a forthcoming Mekong River Commission (MRC) environmental assessment is released later this ...

Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dams-consultation-process-concludes

Mekong River Commission meets on Lao dam

The Mekong River Commission held its second stakeholder meeting on Laos’s controversial proposed Pak Beng dam on Friday, giving involved parties the opportunity to hear responses to concerns raised at the first meeting in February. ...

Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mekong-river-commission-meets-lao-dam

Japan to help country go green

Japan has signed a three-year deal to help train government officials on attracting environmentally friendly investment. The Environment Ministry and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) yesterday signed the agreement to educate officials about how to use environmental impact assessments and enforce pollution controls. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36164/japan-to-help-country-go-green/

NGOs slam the new Mekong dam

Environmental organizations and civil society groups have expressed concern at plans to build another dam along the Mekong River in Laos and asked the Lao government to suspend the project due to the effects it will have on communities, water flow and fishery resources in ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35615/ngos-slam-the-new-mekong-dam/

Villagers wary of M’kiri mine project

An environmental impact assessment released on Friday for a $245 million mining project slated to begin operations in Mondolkiri province next year has raised concerns about its potential effects on the environment and local communities. The project, proposed by the Chinese-owned Alex Corporation, would see a ...

Phak Seangly and Jack Davies
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-wary-mkiri-mine-project

New guidelines on impact assessments almost ready

Civil society groups are getting closer to unveiling a new set of guidelines that will change how the impact of big development projects is assessed across the Mekong region, NGOs said yesterday, following the end of a two-month public consultation period. ...

Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-guidelines-impact-assessments-almost-ready

Sambo hydro dam info urged

Youth groups and environmental activists have requested the government release the latest documents concerning the proposed Sambo hydroelectric dam in Kratie province, amid lingering concerns of the possible environmental damage the dam may cause. The dam, if constructed, will be the largest in the country and ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30164/sambo-hydro-dam-info-urged/

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