Minerals and mineral products
Iron and steel
Jan-Aug iron, steel imports up 20% on-year
Cambodia imported $244.754 million worth of “iron and steel” in the first eight months of 2022, up 19.97 per cent from the $204.018 million recorded over the same time in 2021, according to Customs. ...
Exploration permits for gold-polymetallic mines offered
The Ministry of Mines and Energy on Monday put on offer concession licences for some 207sq km of gold-polymetallic mining areas in Tbong Khmum and Ratanakkiri provinces. It said the areas of tenement are 107.10sq km in Tbong Khmum’s eastern Memot district and 100sq km ...
CDC approves new steel plant in Kampong Speu
A project to build a $31-million steel-processing plant in Kampong Speu province was recently greenlighted by the government, according to an announcement by the Council for the Development of Cambodia earlier this week. ...
Việt Nam, Cambodia’s bilateral trade surged 30% in 2017
Bilateral trade between Việt Nam and Cambodia last year surged 29.7 per cent against the previous year to nearly US$3.8 billion, the General Department of Customs reported. Of the total, Việt Nam’s export turnover to this market was $2.77 billion, rising 26.1 per cent against the ...
Viet Nam News
Royal Group gets exclusive steel deal from Posco
Yong Sheng Global Trading, a subsidiary within the Royal Group conglomerate, signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Posco SS-Vina, a Vietnamese-based steel company, for exclusive distribution rights of construction materials on Tuesday. ...
In Remote Rovieng, a Much-Touted Steel Plant Has Not Been Built
Two years ago, a ceremony was held in Rovieng district, a remote area in the northern province of Banteay Meanchey, to herald the construction of a major steel plant here. The much-touted plant would make use of iron ore found here. It was to be a ...
Despite Ban, $1.5M of Cambodian Sand Turns Up in India
A huge haul of river sand dredged in Cambodia has been quarantined at the southern Indian port city of Cochin since its arrival in April despite a ban on sand exports instituted by Prime Minister Hun Sen in 2009. India’s Deccan Chronicle newspaper reported on Tuesday ...
Alex Willemyns and Kuch Naren
Cargo Traffic Grows at Sihanoukville Port
The total weight of goods transported through the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in the first six months of the year was up 15 percent compared with the same period last year, according to figures released Thursday. Some 1.51 million tons of goods passed through the port in ...
Trade with Vietnam increases
Bilateral trade between Cambodia and neighbouring Vietnam rose more than 10 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of this year, data from the Vietnam Embassy in Phnom Penh showed. Officials said cross-border trade facilitation by both countries significantly contributed to the growth. But they said ...
Firm to Develop Gold Mine in Ratanakkiri
A subsidiary of Indian firm Mesco Steel has arrived in Cambodia to begin developing a gold mine in Ratanakkiri province, according to an investor involved in the deal. Mesco Gold has paid a fee of $1.2 million to Canada-listed exploration firm Angkor Gold to develop a ...
Chinese Investments in Cambodia Ignore Environment Queries
China’s expanding investment portfolio in Cambodia has brought into sharper focus the darker side of the Asian giant’s “development projects” in the impoverished Southeast Asian nation. And it is in the southwestern corner of Cambodia—known for its rich biodiversity, forest covered hills and bubbling rivers—where this ...
Chinese Firms Foresee Industrial Hub in Preah Vihear
Preah Vihear province – The residents of this sleepy district, on the edge of the Boeng Per Wildlife Sanctuary, grow rice, cassava and cashew nuts. But in a few short years, Chinese investors envisage that Rovieng will be rapidly transformed into an industrial town. ...
Report shows lack of information on Chinese-Funded Railway
With locals demanding dialogue with the Chinese firms behind a proposed multibillion dollar rail line to Preah Vihear province, an NGO report released yesterday highlights the dearth of information that has been made available on the project. Chinese company Cambodia Iron Steel Mining Industry Group (CISMIG) ...
Insight: Cambodia's $11 billion mystery
The remote district of Rovieng was once a battleground between Cambodian government troops and Pol Pot’s genocidal Khmer Rouge. Unexploded bombs still lurk in its fields and forests. So does something more desirable – iron ore – and supposedly in such huge quantities two Chinese companies ...
Cambodia secures $11bn funding to boost iron exports
Work will start this year on a 400km railway line and a new seaport in Cambodia, with most of the funding coming from Chinese sources. Cambodia Iron and Steel Mining Industry Group (CISMIG) and China Railway Major Bridge Engineering have signed an agreement to jointly invest ...
Mesco, Angkor to mine gold
Mesco Gold, an associated company of India-based Mesco Steel, will sign an agreement with Angkor Gold to mine the Phum Syrang prospect on one of its economic land concessions in Ratanakkiri province. “We’ve been exploring the area since 2006. We’ve been drilling holes and there’s ...
Investment Figures Show Billions of Dollars from China
China has become Cambodia’s biggest investor, putting some $8.8 billion into the country over nearly two decades, according to online data from the government’s lead investment agency. Those investment numbers, from the Council for the Development of Cambodia, from 1994 to 2011, do not take into ...
Locals in the Dark to Chinese Rail Project
With two Chinese firms due to start work on a 400-km railway, steel mill and port in July, an environmental impact assessment (EIA) has yet to be conducted, and affected provinces are still largely in the dark about the massive infrastructure project. In a ceremony in ...
Cambodian, Chinese firms sign deal to build railway, seaport
A Cambodian company and a Chinese firm on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to build a railway and a seaport in Cambodia to serve iron and steel mining industry. The deal was inked between Zhang Chuan You, general manager of Cambodia Iron ...
Cambodia's first commercial train begins operation
Cambodia’s modern railway system on Friday commenced commercial rail operations on the 256- kilometer”Southern Line” between the capital city of Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville Port. The launching was made after years of renovation with the financial support from the Asian Development Bank and development partners. “ADB ...