Extractive Industries

Extractive industries policy and administration

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/

Discussion on petroleum law resumes

With the first drop of crude oil from the Apsara oilfield expected by next year, officials gathered on Thursday to discuss the much-awaited law on petroleum. Representatives of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Justice were ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50479974/discussion-on-petroleum-law-resumes/

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/

Path to responsible mining

In an effort to improve the governance of the Kingdom’s mining industry, with a focus on increasing revenue generation, the government has approved 11 articles largely concerning export permits for mined resources. A September 22 sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, but released by the ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30964/path-to-responsible-mining/

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/

Petroleum law a step closer

The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) yesterday sent the newly-drafted petroleum law to civil society organizations and other partner institutions working in the extractive sector for consultations before submitting it to the Council of Ministers for approval by the end of this year. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27469/petroleum-law-a-step-closer/

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

Ministry findings hint at illegal gold mining in Ratanakkiri

An investigating team from the Ministry of Mines and Energy has concluded that evidence at Chhay Ching Heang Group’s operations in Ratanakkiri province seemingly points to illegal gold mining, though lab results from minerals extracted by the company are still pending, according to a ministry ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-findings-hint-illegal-gold-mining-ratanakkiri

New EIA rules for mining

The Ministry of Mines and Energy signed joint prakas with the Ministry of Environment to simplifying the environmental impact assessment (EIA) requirements for artisanal and small-scale mining practices.   ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/new-eia-rules-mining

Blue river buys into Cambodian gold hunt

Canadian mineral exploration company Angkor Gold Corp has signed an agreement with Vancouver-based junior mining firm Blue River Resources Ltd to fund exploration of its gold prospects in northeastern Cambodia, the company said in a press release yesterday. ...

Cam McGrath
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/blue-river-buys-cambodian-gold-hunt

PM inks sub-decree to control mining sector

Prime Minister Hun Sen has signed into effect a sub-decree that aims to create a clear licensing and exploration framework for the Kingdom’s nascent mining industry. ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pm-inks-sub-decree-control-mining-sector

Block D offshore oil license revoked

The government revoked the offshore oil exploration license of CPHL (Cambodia) Co Ltd after the project failed to meet the terms of its petroleum agreement, a state official said yesterday. ...

Cam McGrath
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/block-d-offshore-oil-licence-revoked

Scant details emerge on petroleum pipeline project

The Council of Ministers has granted a petrochemical company two years to conduct feasibility studies for constructing a network of oil and gas pipelines to crisscross Cambodia, but details about the pipeline project and the company set to carry out the study are about as ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/scant-details-emerge-petroleum-pipeline-project

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