Extractive Industries

Energy officials get training on oil inspections

The Ministry of Mines and Energy yesterday provided its first-ever training to 216 provincial and ministry officials to increase their knowledge on the inspection of the Kingdom’s oil industry. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666476/energy-officials-get-training-on-oil-inspections/

Kratie authorities inspect gold mine following fish deaths

The Kratie Provincial Mines and Energy Department yesterday inspected a Chinese gold mining company following reports of dead fish found in a nearby river.​ Villagers believe that the fish died after toxic sludge from the mine in Sambor district flowed into the river following heavy rain ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664306/kratie-authorities-inspect-gold-mine-following-fish-deaths/

Council of Ministers greenlights Australian firm’s gold mine

Tuesday’s approval from the Council of Ministers has given Renaissance Minerals, a subsidiary of Australia-listed Emerald Resources, the go-ahead to commence mining for gold next year, following the signing of a Minerals Investment Agreement (MIA). ...

Gerald Flynn
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664413/council-of-ministers-greenlights-australian-firms-gold-mine/

Contaminated stream leads to water scarcity

Some 100 families are left with no access to clean water after fish were spotted dead at their water sources – the O’Droun and O’Kles Klork streams – in Sambor district’s Kbal Damrei commune, Kratie province, O’Por village chief Sok Yoeun said on Tuesday. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/contaminated-stream-leads-water-scarcity

Firm asked to pay fine for illegally mining in K Speu

Kampong Speu provincial authorities will once again allow Sok Chanly Co Ltd to mine marble in Oral district’s Trapaing Chor commune if the company pays a fine of 50 million riel ($12,500) after the authorities earlier detained five individuals who were caught mining without a ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/firm-asked-pay-fine-illegally-mining-k-speu

Five nabbed over marble quarrying in protected area

Kampong Speu provincial police yesterday arrested three Cambodians and two Vietnamese nationals who allegedly quarried for marble in a protected area in Oral district.​ ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664280/five-nabbed-over-marble-quarrying-in-protected-area/

Illegal marble miners detained in Kampong Speu

Kampong Speu provincial authorities on Friday arrested five individuals suspected of illegally mining marble at Kbal Damrey village in Oral district’s Trapaing Chor commune. Provincial governor Vei Samnang said on Monday that the suspects included three Cambodians and two Vietnamese nationals. “We are drafting a ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-marble-miners-detained-kampong-speu

Four provinces open for gold mine exploration

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has called on local and international companies to apply for licences to study and explore gold mining in four provinces believed to be rich in gold. According to a statement signed on November 9 by Mines and Energy Minister ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50663635/four-provinces-open-for-gold-mine-exploration/

Ministry of Mines and Energy calls for responsible mining

Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem called on companies operating mining projects to ensure the communities and environment are not affected by related activities. On Friday, the ministry announced to open for four mining locations in three provinces to apply for an exploration licence. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-mines-and-energy-calls-responsible-mining

Extractive industry to become new economic driver – Ministry

The government last week said the extractive industry is on course to become a main economic pillar. Cambodia’s economic development is mostly driven by the construction, real estate, tourism, garments and agricultural sectors, but the government is working to diversify, with the extractive industry set ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50663802/extractive-industry-to-become-new-economic-driver-ministry/

Indigenous communities want more transparency around mining projects

Indigenous community representatives told a forum on extractive industries on Friday that they were concerned about the effects mining projects in their areas could have on their health and livelihoods, and asked that they be better informed by companies and the government. ...

Hun Sirivadh
https://vodenglish.news/indigenous-communities-want-more-transparency-around-mining-projects/

Gold mining to begin next year: Ministry

Renaissance Minerals, a subsidiary of Australia-listed Emerald Resources, is expected to begin extracting gold in Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province next year, according to a high-ranking official at the Ministry of Mines and Energy. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50661319/gold-mining-to-begin-next-year-ministry/

First drop of oil by mid-2020, says Hun Sen

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday confirmed that Cambodia will extract the first drop of oil from the Apsara oilfield in Cambodia’s offshore Block A by mid-2020. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/first-drop-oil-mid-2020-says-hun-sen

Gold-in-soil anomaly test in Mondulkiri yields positive results

A drill programme aimed at testing the gold-in-soil anomalies at the Koan Nheak license in Mondulkiri province has yielded positive results, increasing the likelihood that the area has substantial gold deposits. ...

Jose Rodriguez T. Senase
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50660695/gold-in-soil-anomaly-test-in-mondulkiri-yields-positive-results/

KrisEnergy signs letter of award for Cambodia oil mini-platform

KrisEnergy (Apsara) Co Ltd signed a conditional letter of award with PT Profab for the supply of a minimum facilities wellhead “mini-platform” for the Apsara oilfield – Cambodia’s maiden oil development – its Singapore-based parent company KrisEnergy Ltd said on Wednesday. The move is a ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/krisenergy-signs-letter-award-cambodia-oil-mini-platform

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

Kratie authorities crack down on illegal mining

Specialists from the Kratie provincial Department of Mines and Energy cracked down on an illegal mining site in O’Tron area, Sambor district again last week. The operation was carried out after a complaint from Chinese company Hing Yuan Hanng Yeak Co Ltd. Local authorities said ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kratie-authorities-crack-down-illegal-mining

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

Kingdom to get 25% local oil

Companies processing petroleum from Cambodia’s oilfields are required to provide a maximum of 25 per cent to meet local needs, according to a law that has been signed off by King Norodom Sihamoni on July 12. It was passed by the Senate in late June. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-get-25-local-oil

KrisEnergy starts 3D seismic survey

Singapore-based firm KrisEnergy Ltd, which operates Cambodia’s Block A offshore oil development project, has started a 3D seismic survey in the area, a company press release said on Tuesday. It announced the commencement of a 1,200sqkm survey in the offshore Cambodia Block A concession, where ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/krisenergy-starts-3d-seismic-survey

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