Industrial mining

Cambodia extracts 9.5 tonnes of gold ore

Cambodia extracted 9,500 kilograms of gold ore, a semi-finished product, since commercial mining began in June 2021, a report by the Ministry of Mines and Energy showed. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Gold Mining Reporting Must Be More Open: NGOs

On Dec. 20, the Fair Finance Coalition, the NGO Forum on Cambodia (NGOF), and Oxfam in Cambodia issued studies on gold mining businesses at six locations in Preah Vihear, Ratanakiri and Mondulkiri provinces. ...

Lay Sopheavotey

Lack of Enforcement, ESG Reporting Standards Apparent in Gold Mining Ops

A recent report on gold mining operations in Cambodia has kicked up inadequacies in reporting standards and absence of enforcement, revealing a huge lag in environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices in the industry.​​ ...

Sangeetha Amarthalingam

Mining ESG compliance highlighted by study

Fair Finance Cambodia (FFC), a coalition originally created to help secure funding for the well-being of the country’s most vulnerable, has recently published a comprehensive study titled “Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Compliance” on the gold mining industry in the Kingdom. ...

Sok Raksa

Prey Lang designated a red zone

Minister of Mines and Energy, Keo Rottanak, has declared Prey Lang a protected area, effectively prohibiting the issue of new licenses for mining companies. ...

Thang Sinorn

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

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