Calls for stronger action against llegal mining

Environmental activists are supporting the government’s continued crackdown on illegal mining, but they are calling for more inspections to ensure that no further crimes are committed. ...

Kuch Sikol
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-calls-for-stronger-action-against-illegal-mining

Cambodia extracts 9.5 tonnes of gold ore

Cambodia extracted 9,500 kilograms of gold ore, a semi-finished product, since commercial mining began in June 2021, a report by the Ministry of Mines and Energy showed. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501418104/cambodia-extracts-9-5-tonnes-of-gold-ore/

Gold Mining Reporting Must Be More Open: NGOs

On Dec. 20, the Fair Finance Coalition, the NGO Forum on Cambodia (NGOF), and Oxfam in Cambodia issued studies on gold mining businesses at six locations in Preah Vihear, Ratanakiri and Mondulkiri provinces. ...

Lay Sopheavotey
https://cambodianess.com/article/gold-mining-reporting-must-be-more-open-ngos

Lack of Enforcement, ESG Reporting Standards Apparent in Gold Mining Ops

A recent report on gold mining operations in Cambodia has kicked up inadequacies in reporting standards and absence of enforcement, revealing a huge lag in environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices in the industry.​​ ...

Sangeetha Amarthalingam
https://kiripost.com/stories/lack-of-enforcement-esg-reporting-standards-apparent-in-gold-mining-ops

Mining ESG compliance highlighted by study

Fair Finance Cambodia (FFC), a coalition originally created to help secure funding for the well-being of the country’s most vulnerable, has recently published a comprehensive study titled “Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Compliance” on the gold mining industry in the Kingdom. ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mining-esg-compliance-highlighted-by-study

Prey Lang designated a red zone

Minister of Mines and Energy, Keo Rottanak, has declared Prey Lang a protected area, effectively prohibiting the issue of new licenses for mining companies. ...

Thang Sinorn
https://kiripost.com/stories/prey-lang-designated-a-red-zone

PM: No more mining licences in Prey Lang sanctuary

Prime Minister Hun Manet has designated the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary as a “red zone”, meaning he will not allow new any mining licences to be issued for the area, and would not allow the expansion of existing operations. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-no-more-mining-licences-in-prey-lang-sanctuary

ASEAN to promote sustainable mineral investment and development

ASEAN Ministers of Mines have agreed to jointly promote the ASEAN region to become a sustainable mining investment destination and continue cooperation on improvement of mining development with governance, economy, society and environment. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501397702/asean-to-promote-sustainable-mineral-investment-and-development/

Quarry licensing restricted

A temporary stay on the issuance of quarry licences has been announced, with cultural and environmental considerations behind the ban. ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/quarry-licensing-restricted

Chinese company developing gold mines in protected forest

A new report has revealed that a Chinese company is involved in large-scale gold mining in protected Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary (PLWS), threatening the environment and the lives of local people. ...

Thang Sinorn
https://kiripost.com/stories/chinese-company-developing-gold-mines-in-protected-forest

Cambodia pivots to solar, wind energy

Cambodia is planning a move towards solar and wind energy to meet its rising power demands, according to Minister of Mines and Energy Keo Rottanak. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-pivots-solar-wind-energy

Expanding gold mine diverts stream in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary

Dead fish and black water ran through the Por Roung river last year due to contamination upstream from an industrial Chinese-owned  mine, residents of Snang An village say. ...

Andrew Califf, Seoung Nimol, and Hel Komsan
https://cambojanews.com/expanding-gold-mine-diverts-stream-in-prey-lang-wildlife-sanctuary/

Cambodia produces over 8.28 tonnes of gold so far

Cambodia has produced more than 8.28 tonnes of dore bars with 90 percent pure gold solution since commercial mining started in June 2021, a senior official said on Monday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501366552/cambodia-produces-over-8-28-tonnes-of-gold-so-far/

Gold refines reach 5.3 tons in 2022, paying nearly $10M in tax

Cambodia’s four gold companies refined around 5,300 kg of gold ore, a semi-finished product that is smelted at a mine, as of 2022, paying royalties of $8 million and $1.5 million as tax income, a report from the Ministry of Economy and Finance showed yesterday. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501226405/gold-refines-reach-5-3-tons-in-2022-paying-nearly-10m-in-tax/

Ministry plans issuance of mining licence for cement

The Ministry of Mines and Energy plans to issue an exploration licence to a locally registered firm, which intends to assess the suitability of northern Kampot province as a source for the minerals used in cement production. ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-plans-issuance-mining-licence-cement

New gold mining company starts trial operation in Preah Vihear province

Delcom Campuchea Plc., a joint venture between local and Chinese investors, has started its trial operation in Preah Vihear northern province since early August, extracting about 20 kilogrammes of gold ore. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501130203/new-gold-mining-company-starts-trial-operation-in-preah-vihear-province/

Australian miners find gold in Mondulkiri

Australian mining company Renaissance Minerals has produced its first gold in Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province, earning the Cambodia government $5.1 million in taxes, a senior government official said on Tuesday. ...

Chhorn Raksmey
https://kiripost.com/stories/australian-miners-find-gold-in-mondulkiri

Renaissance Minerals (Cambodia) acquires metal mining license in Memot district

Renaissance Minerals (Cambodia) Limited, based in Australia, has obtained a search and explore license of 107.10 square kilometers of metal mining in Memot district, Tbong Khmum province. According to a senior official of the Ministry of Mines and Energy. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.postkhmer.com/business/2021-09-16-1136-223687.html

Kuoy families in Preah Vihear worry over land issue

More than 250 indigenous Kuoy families in Preah Vihear province have refused to accept compensation from a gold mining company that has offered them just $500 per hectare of land. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50929763/kuoy-families-in-preah-vihear-worry-over-land-issue/

Six people arrested for operating illegal marble mining

Stung Treng authorities have cracked down on illegal marble mining and arrested six people in Thala Boriwat district. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50900965/six-people-arrested-for-operating-illegal-marble-mining/

Kingdom gets over $21M in fees, royalties from mining sector

Cambodia generated more than $21 million in non-fiscal revenue from the mining sector in 2020, up slightly from the previous year. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-gets-over-21m-fees-royalties-mining-sector

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