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Ministry of Mines and Energy

Russian investment sought for oil sector

Cambodia has invited Russian investors to consider taking part in Cambodia’s oil sector. The invitation was made following Cambodia’s recent start of oil production in its maritime territory. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50808397/russian-investment-sought-for-oil-sector/

Gold production expected later this year

In the wake of oil production starting in Cambodia, the nation is also placing high hopes of becoming a gold producing country, with the first mining of the precious metal due to start later this year than originally planned. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50807498/gold-production-expected-later-this-year/

Two power plants in Kandal start their engines

The heavy fuel oil-fired power plants in Kandal province’s Lvea Em district have started their engines and are generating power to the national grid, according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50803643/two-power-plants-in-kandal-start-their-engines/

Rural electrification aims to be complete by 2023

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has announced a 2023 target date for the electrification of the Kingdom’s rural villages. Victor Jona, director-general of energy and spokesman for the Ministry of Mines and Energy, said the 2023 target date will see electrification having been delivered ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50802348/rural-electrification-aims-to-be-complete-by-2023/

Sand mining contracts cause serious concerns

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has called for bids for sand mining licences across 2,000 hectares in Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk provinces. Sand mining is conducted mainly at open pits, beaches, inland dunes or from the dredging of ocean and river beds. ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50801310/sand-mining-contracts-cause-serious-concerns/

Sunny future predicted for photovoltaics

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Cambodia’s resident representative, Nick Beresford, said yesterday solar technology is moving fast, is far cheaper than carbon-based energy and provides clean electricity. He said the UNDP is working with the Ministry of Mines and Energy on projects to ensure ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50801824/sunny-future-predicted-for-photovoltaics/

$400m investment inked for another hydro project

SINOMACH China Heavy Machinery Co Ltd, the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Cambodia and the Cambodian National Electric Power Co formally signed an implementation agreement, lease agreement and power purchase agreement for the build-operate-transfer (BOT) investment project of the Shangddai Hydropower Station to utilise ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50799201/400m-investment-inked-for-another-hydro-project/

Historic day for the nation as Apsara oil is now flowing

Mr Hun Sen considers Cambodia’s first drop of oil as a blessing to the Cambodian nation. The revenue raised from this oil production will be used for two priority areas: education and health. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50798561/historic-day-for-the-nation-as-apsara-oil-is-now-flowing/

400MW fuel oil power plant in east Kandal all set to go online

A $380 million 400MW heavy fuel oil power facility in Kandal province’s eastern Lvea Em district has been completed, and on reserve to generate electricity when demand reaches a high enough level, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Mines and Energy. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/400mw-fuel-oil-power-plant-east-kandal-all-set-go-online

Two firms get priority rights to mines

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has given the nod to two companies to continue their exploration licence approval processes for some 207sq km of gold-polymetallic mining areas in Tbong Khmum and Ratanakkiri provinces. The areas are 107.10sq km in the Memot area in Tbong ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/two-firms-get-priority-rights-mines

Three solar stations set to generate power earlier next year

Three solar stations will start generating power and link to the grid earlier next year, as currently the projects are 90 percent complete. The three solar construction projects were approved last year. ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50790719/three-solar-stations-set-to-generate-power-earlier-next-year/

KrisEnergy seeks additional delay to Cambodia Block A scheduled oil extraction

A senior official of the General Department of Petroleum at the Ministry of Mines and Energy said the ministry is reviewing a request letter from Singapore-listed company KrisEnergy asking for a delay to the start of oil extraction in Cambodia Block A. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50783454/krisenergy-seeks-additional-delay-to-cambodia-block-a-scheduled-oil-extraction/

$400 million transmission line to bring in Laos, Thailand power

The construction of a combined more-than $400 million power transmission line connecting Cambodia to Laos and the Thai border will start next year, according to an official from the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME). ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50777612/400-million-transmission-line-to-bring-in-laos-thailand-power/

Student workshop on potential mining sector

The Ministry of Mines and Energy said that the workshop called Petroleum Geological Potential Assessment was held by students from the faculty of mines and geology of the Institute of Technology of Cambodia on Tuesday, presided over by Secretary of State of the Ministry of ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50760232/student-workshop-on-potential-mining-sector/

Cambodia’s energy demand drops in H1 of 2020

Energy demand has seen a decrease in the first six months of 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic, which had forced factories, tourism-related facilities including hotels to shut down, leading to the drop in power consumption. ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755733/cambodias-energy-demand-drops-in-h1-of-2020/

Work on new power line to start next year

The construction of a power transmission line connecting the Kingdom’s south to the border with Laos is expected to be started at least by next year, according to an official from the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME). ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749700/work-on-new-power-line-to-start-next-year/

Talks to resume on offshore oil and gas

Thailand’s outgoing Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong expects that there will be a resumption of talks to resolve the dispute of the offshore petroleum blocks in the overlapping maritime territories between Cambodia and Thailand after a delay of 20 years, according to a Bangkok Post report.​ ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50747626/talks-to-resume-on-offshore-oil-and-gas/

Coal: A burning question

Cambodia and other Asean member states have discussed the future of the coal mining business for the power sector in the region, according to the Cambodia Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME). The Ministry said the discussion was made at the Asean Coal Business Roundtable ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50743466/coal-a-burning-question/

Lower Sesan II dam substation injects Ratanakkiri with 50MW more power

The 400MW Lower Sesan II Hydropower Dam will provide Ratanakkiri province with 50MW of electricity via a newly completed substation that was officially launched last week, said a provincial electricity authority official. The official, who declined to be named, told The Post on Sunday that ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/lower-sesan-ii-dam-substation-injects-ratanakkiri-50mw-more-power

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