Extractive industries policy and administration

Extractive industries licensing and payments

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/

Emerald expects licence after sanctuary rezoning

Emerald Resources, the Australian-listed mining firm behind Cambodia’s Okvau gold project in Mondulkiri province, is one step closer to receiving an industrial mining licence after it signed an environmental contract with the Ministry of Environment (MoE), the firm announced yesterday. ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/emerald-expects-licence-after-sanctuary-rezoning

Government OKs four firms for local mineral mining

The Ministry of Mines and Energy announced that it has granted licenses to four different mining companies to explore for potential mineral resources in Kratie, Kampong Thom, Mondulkiri and Kampot. ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-oks-four-firms-local-mineral-mining

Four mining licences put up for bids

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has publicly announced that companies can bid for four mining exploration permits in both Kratie and Kampot provinces, marking the first time since the ministry was formed in 2013 to issue fresh licences for private companies to investigate mineral ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/four-mining-licences-put-bids

Singapore could face legal action over sand importation

Environmental NGO Mother Nature has hired a Singaporean law firm to investigate alleged irregularities in the country’s importation of Cambodian sand, the organization’s founder said on Wednesday. ...

Ben Paviour
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/singapore-could-face-legal-action-over-sand-importation-122978/

Gov’t scoops up more mining revenue

In the first eight months of the year the Ministry of Mines and Energy has already surpassed its annual target for non-tax revenue collection from sand dredging and construction material-related mining operations, collecting 117 percent of the $6.6 million outlined in the 2016 national budget, ...

Kali Kotoski and Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-scoops-more-mining-revenue

First mine licensed to draw gold

In a milestone for Cambodia’s nascent mining industry, the government has issued the first commercial mining licence to Mesco Gold, giving the Indian mining firm a green light to extract and process ore at its gold project in Ratanakkiri province, industry sources said yesterday. The landmark ...

Cam McGrath
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/first-mine-licensed-draw-gold

Indian mining firm prepares to dig deep in Ratanakiri

The Ministry of Mines and Energy is set to issue the country’s first commercial underground mining license to Indian company Mesco Gold in two weeks, despite opposition by residents of two villages concerned about compensation and environmental damage. The company plans to break ground on its ...

Aisha Down and Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/indian-mining-firm-prepares-dig-deep-ratanakkiri-117474/

Gold mine license suspended again

A Vietnamese-owned gold mine in Battambang province’s Phnom Prek district failed to acquire an operating license from the Ministry of Mines and Energy yesterday after failing to meet their guidelines, according to officials. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26377/gold-mine-license-suspended-again/

Sand dredging licences secretly soaring

Despite the government’s vow to be more transparent with regulations and the issuing of sand-dredging licences, the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) has granted nearly 70 new such licences without holding public auctions or requiring companies to disclose environmental impact assessments (EIA) results to ...

Ayanna Runcie
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sand-dredging-licences-secretly-soaring

Small-scale sand dredging business shut down

A small-scale sand dredging business on the banks of Sraeng lake in Banteay Meanchey’s Teuk Cho commune was shut down yesterday by Preah Net Preah district authorities after it was found to be operating without a license, according to district governor Ly Sovannarith. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/22745/small-scale-sand-dredging-business-shut-down/

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