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Ministry of Mines and Energy
Cambodia, UN discuss mine clearance cooperation
Cambodian Senior Minister and First Vice President of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) Ly Thuch has met with Mrs. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) ...
Khmer Times Staff
State revenues from gold production top $15M
Cambodia has netted more than $15 million from gold production as of end-December, which has yielded over 5.3 tonnes of dore bars – a semi-finished product that is smelted at a mine, usually at about 90 per cent purity – since the first commercial gold ...
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. ...
ODA oil, gas field talks progress: report
Senior Cambodian and Thai officials are reportedly discussing a joint development area (JDA) for oil and gas exploration within the 26,000sq km Overlapping Claims Area (OCA) – estimated to hold up to 500 million barrels of oil and gas deposits under the seafloor – in ...
Cambodia expects to get $18M from first oil sale
Cambodia will generate its first revenue of about $18 million by selling nearly 3,000 barrels of crude oil to a Singaporean firm if the government approves the latest results of the negotiations between Cambodian officials, the shipment company and the buying firm, according to a ...
$90 million-worth electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure in three provinces inaugurated
The Ministry of Mines and Energy has inaugurated substation transmission lines and distribution networks in Koh Kong, Kampong Cham, and Kratie provinces, built within the framework of a joint project with the French Development Agency (AFD). ...
Khmer Times Staff
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. ...
KrisEnergy may face action: Gov’t official
Following the announcement last week by KrisEnergy Ltd of less-than-anticipated results from oil production at the Apsara Mini Phase 1A development, a senior official from the Ministry of Mines and Energy said the government could penalise the company or terminate its licence. ...
Covid delays WtE power plant
The prolongation of the Covid-19 outbreak has led to a delay in a feasibility study of building a waste-to-energy (WtE) plant with at least 50MW of total electricity generating capacity near Phnom Penh, according to Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman Victor Jona. ...
Cambodia chalks up five oil wells
Singapore-based oil and gas firm KrisEnergy Ltd began extracting crude oil from four additional wells late last month, according to Cheap Sour, a senior official at the 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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
$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
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
Two energy investment projects comprising a hydropower plant and transmission line officially signed
Two energy investment projects were officially inked here yesterday to expand electricity access in Cambodia, according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy. ...
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. ...