Extractive Industries

Minerals and mineral products

Kratie authorities inspect gold mine following fish deaths

The Kratie Provincial Mines and Energy Department yesterday inspected a Chinese gold mining company following reports of dead fish found in a nearby river.​ Villagers believe that the fish died after toxic sludge from the mine in Sambor district flowed into the river following heavy rain ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664306/kratie-authorities-inspect-gold-mine-following-fish-deaths/

Council of Ministers greenlights Australian firm’s gold mine

Tuesday’s approval from the Council of Ministers has given Renaissance Minerals, a subsidiary of Australia-listed Emerald Resources, the go-ahead to commence mining for gold next year, following the signing of a Minerals Investment Agreement (MIA). ...

Gerald Flynn
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664413/council-of-ministers-greenlights-australian-firms-gold-mine/

Contaminated stream leads to water scarcity

Some 100 families are left with no access to clean water after fish were spotted dead at their water sources – the O’Droun and O’Kles Klork streams – in Sambor district’s Kbal Damrei commune, Kratie province, O’Por village chief Sok Yoeun said on Tuesday. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/contaminated-stream-leads-water-scarcity

Four provinces open for gold mine exploration

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has called on local and international companies to apply for licences to study and explore gold mining in four provinces believed to be rich in gold. According to a statement signed on November 9 by Mines and Energy Minister ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50663635/four-provinces-open-for-gold-mine-exploration/

Gold mining to begin next year: Ministry

Renaissance Minerals, a subsidiary of Australia-listed Emerald Resources, is expected to begin extracting gold in Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province next year, according to a high-ranking official at the Ministry of Mines and Energy. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50661319/gold-mining-to-begin-next-year-ministry/

Gold-in-soil anomaly test in Mondulkiri yields positive results

A drill programme aimed at testing the gold-in-soil anomalies at the Koan Nheak license in Mondulkiri province has yielded positive results, increasing the likelihood that the area has substantial gold deposits. ...

Jose Rodriguez T. Senase
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50660695/gold-in-soil-anomaly-test-in-mondulkiri-yields-positive-results/

Japanese mining firm granted copper exploration licence

Japanese mining company Nittetsu Mining (Cambodia) Ltd on April 25 obtained a three-year copper exploration licence for Stung Treng province, Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman Yos Monirath said. The firm is set to begin exploration early next year and is currently conducting an environmental ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/japanese-mining-firm-granted-copper-exploration-licence

Preah Sihanouk governor warns coal plant may be shut down

Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Yun Min on Monday warned that a coal plant in Stung Hav district’s Otres commune might be closed after 42 families complained against the factory. The villagers who live near the plant expressed concern that the clouds of dust resulting from ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-governor-warns-coal-plant-may-be-shut-down

Japanese companies to begin mineral extraction in Northeast

The Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (Jogmec) on Tuesday announced plans to exploit copper and zinc deposits in Stung Treng province, in the country’s northeast. Jogmec, an incorporated administrative agency of Japan’s Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, will be extracting the minerals in ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50612921/japanese-companies-to-begin-mineral-extraction-in-northeast/

Ten K Speu mining companies allowed to resume operations

Some 10 of the 90 Kampong Speu province mining companies ordered to stop have been permitted to resume operations after meeting guidelines laid out by authorities, a Ministry of Mines and Energy official told The Post on Tuesday. The firms were earlier ordered to cease ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ten-k-speu-mining-companies-allowed-resume-operations

Kratie authorities clamp down on eight illegal gold mining operations

Eight goldmines in O’Tron village in Kratie province’s Sambor district were filled in by a provincial sub-committee taskforce on Friday and Saturday as part of a crackdown on the illegal extraction of natural resources. Kratie provincial deputy governor Khan Chamnan, who led the task force, ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kratie-authorities-clamp-down-eight-illegal-gold-mining-operations

Preah Vihear authorities crack down on illegal mining sites

A Preah Vihear provincial joint force has cracked down on seven illegal mining sites in Romdeng village in Rovieng district’s Romtom commune and shut down five of the locations while preparing to send two cases to court. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-vihear-authorities-crack-down-illegal-mining-sites

Mining group closer to gold

Indian mining firm Mesco Gold (Cambodia) has moved a step closer to producing gold in Cambodia with the installation of a processing plant at its Phum Syarung mine in Ratanakkiri province, remaining on schedule to start refining gold later this year, the firm said on ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mining-group-closer-gold

Twelve gold mines inspected, two shut down in Preah Vihear

Twelve gold mines have been inspected by the Preah Vihear provincial authorities, with two found to be operating illegally and told to shut down, provincial Department of Mines and Energy director You Chendayuth told The Post on Thursday. The two offending mines were found to ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/twelve-gold-mines-inspected-two-shut-down-preah-vihear

Kratie bans mining operation

Seven gold mine shafts in Kratie province’s Sambo district were dismantled and filled completely on Wednesday following a complaint from a Chinese-owned mining company. Provincial mines and energy department director Sok Kiriroth said the shafts in Kbal Domrey commune legally belong to Xing Yuan Kanng ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kratie-bans-mining-operation

Kratie authority bans gold mining operation

The Kratie provincial department of mines and energy warned on Tuesday of legal action against O’droun villagers who illegally dug gold mines in Sambor district’s Kbal Damrey commune. The warning came shortly after department director Sok Kirirath led a task force on a field visit ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kratie-authority-bans-gold-mining-operation

Advocacy group raises questions about Cambodia's gold imports

Cambodia imported about $15 billion worth of gold during five years from Singapore, according to government statistics compiled by nongovernmental organization Mother Nature Cambodia — a figure so large, corruption monitor groups say it raises alarms about potential financial crimes, particularly smuggling. ...

David Boyle and Malis Tum
https://www.voanews.com/a/advocacy-group-raises-questions-about-cambodia-gold-imports/4599968.html

Angkor finds gold-in-soil anomaly

Angkor Gold Corp reported the discovery of a new gold-in-soil anomaly at Angkor’s Koan Nheak license in Cambodia, according to the company’s statement released last week. The anomaly extends over 700 metres from north to south, and up to 300 metres east to west. ...

Sum Manet
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50521746/angkor-finds-gold-in-soil-anomaly/

Australian firm gets mining license for Mondulkiri

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has granted a mining license to Renaissance Minerals (Cambodia), a subsidiary of Australia-based Emerald Resources NL, to extract gold in Mondulkiri province.​ ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50510664/australian-firm-gets-mining-license-for-mondulkiri/

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. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50505077/cdc-approves-new-steel-plant-in-kampong-speu/

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