Industrial mining

Dredging plans raise concerns in K Cham

Kampong Cham authorities met with concerned villagers on Friday over a proposed sand-dredging project that some fear could lead to the collapse of their riverbank. More than 220 families living on the riverbank in Tamieng village thumbprinted a petition delivered to provincial authorities requesting that ...

Phak Seangly

Geopacific shines on latest test drill results

Australian mining firm Geopacific Resources Ltd has made a new discovery of high-grade gold and silver mineralisation during exploratory drilling at a remote site in northern Cambodia, the company said in an announcement yesterday.   ...

Cam McGrath

RepRisk releases Special Report on the Lower Mekong Basin

RepRisk, the leading provider of dynamic business intelligence on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks, has released its Special Report on the Lower Mekong Basin, the second in a series of reports on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), an economic and political organization ...

Business Wire Team

Gov’t says Chinese gold mine in Mondolkiri needs local consent

An official at the Ministry of Mines and Energy has confirmed that a Chinese company is applying for a license to extract gold from a 100-hectare plot in Mondolkiri province, but insisted that the project would only go forward with the consent of local, small-scale ...

Kuch Naren

Three environmental activists arrested in Koh Kong province

Three activists from Mother Nature Cambodia have been detained by the provincial court of Koh Kong, after launching a campaign to stop sand dredging along a river there. ...

Hul Reaksmey

Locals voice concerns as dredging to restart

Locals in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district are worried that renewed sand dredging will damage their land as the Ministry of Mines and Energy gears up to hand out licences that will make the practice legal once more. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

PFS lowers capital cost estimates for Renaissance’s Cambodia gold project

The PFS estimated that the project would require capital investment of $120-million, which was down from the $133-million estimated in the 2014 scoping study, while life-of-mine cash costs also decreased from the $735/oz estimated in the scoping study, to $684/oz. ...

Esmarie Swanepoel

New mining law could herald gold rush

Meng Saktheara wants to take some of the risk out of one of the riskiest businesses in Cambodia – commercial gold mining. As Indian mining giant Mesco Gold seeks a permit to build and operate the country’s first commercial gold mine in Ratanakkiri province, Mr. ...

Jonathan Cox

Sand exploitation threatens Mekong

Policymakers and experts gathered at Can Tho city on Friday to discuss and propose an inter-provincial policy for the sustainable management of sediment in the Mekong Delta region.  About 126 companies currently have the licence to extract sand in the region, he said. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

Cambodian police detain activists, rights monitor at sand dredging protest

Authorities in Cambodia on Thursday briefly detained three activists who protested in front of parliament, and a local rights group official who monitored the demonstration, calling on the government to stop a Vietnamese sand dredging company from polluting the environment in Koh Kong province. ...

Um Raingsy

Villagers ask Cambodian government to monitor port’s sand-dredging activities

Cambodian villagers from a province in the central lowlands along the Mekong River asked the government on Friday to monitor an international port under its supervision in the country’s capital, arguing that the facility has not complied with government guidelines on sand dredging, according to ...

Saut Sok Pratna

Former Phnom Penh governor reacts to sand dredging

Former Phnom Penh governor Kep Chutema strongly reacted recently over sand dredging beyond the permitted-area.​ The current parliamentarian in Phnom Penh, Kep Chutema’s reaction has been done after 3 dredged-boats operated near his residence at the river bank of Mekong. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

Cambodian activists, villagers petition lawmakers over Koh Kong sand dredging

A group of activists and villagers from southwestern Cambodia’s Koh Kong province petitioned outside the country’s parliament Thursday, calling on lawmakers to intervene against a sand dredging company they say is operating in the area without a license. ...

RFA Khmer News Staff

UXO injuries, deaths up in ’14

Landmine casualties more than doubled in the first eight months of this year compared to the same period in 2013, according to officials, who are pointing to the wider use of industrial agricultural equipment – such as tractors – as the reason for the uptick ...

Sean Teehan

Renaissance Minerals trenches 17m at 2.9g/t gold in Cambodia

Renaissance Minerals (ASX:RNS) has trenched several high grade gold assays within its Okvau licence in Cambodia. In addition to a drilling program testing the potential for extensions to its 1.2 million ounce Okvau Deposit, the Company has been focusing exploration activities along a 5 kilometre prospective trend ...

Proactive Investors

Villagers allege illicit mining by Chinese, Vietnamese firms

More than 600 families of ethnic Tumpuon villagers from Taveng district on Monday filed complaints with Ratanakkiri authorities and rights group Adhoc seeking a halt to illegal mining of gold by two companies. ...

Phak Seangly

Brighton to buy Indonesia manganese, Cambodia gold projects

ASX-listed junior Brighton Mining Group on Wednesday announced that it would buy two unlisted companies to gain control of high-grade manganese project in Indonesia, and gold projects in Cambodia. Brighton Mining holds a 70% shareholding in Summer Gold Investments, which holds two mineral concession areas ...

Creamer Media's Mining Weekly News Staff

Villagers fight mining venture

Nearly 70 representatives from 278 families in Preah Vihear’s Rovieng district are seeking intervention after a national mining company began drilling on their farmland last week, locals said yesterday. According to villager Yean Bunchan, 47, representatives from a company based in Kandal province called T P ...

Phak Seangly

Government Expects 14.5 Percent Rise in State Revenue

The government plans to raise $3.51 billion in state revenue in 2014 in order to finance a $3.4 billion draft budget, an increase of about 14.5 percent compared to the previous year, when the government raised $2.98 billion in revenue, according to a draft of ...

Hul Reaksmey

Canada's Angkor Gold completes initial exploration in Ratankiri

Canada’s Angkor Gold Corp announced Wednesday the completion of preliminary exploration on its Blue Lizard prospect in the South Oyadao exploration lease in Ratanakiri province. A statement said termite-sampling crews encountered the prospect as artisanal workings and that the company had collected and analyzed more than ...

The Cambodia Herald Staff

Rights group investigates miner’s death

The death of a miner on Monday in a pit collapse in Preah Vihear is under investigation by Adhoc, the rights group has said. Lor Chann, Adhoc coordinator in Preah Vihear province, said yesterday that the miner died while working for a private mining firm in ...

Mom Kunthear

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