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Ministry of Mines and Energy

Energy officials get training on oil inspections

The Ministry of Mines and Energy yesterday provided its first-ever training to 216 provincial and ministry officials to increase their knowledge on the inspection of the Kingdom’s oil industry. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666476/energy-officials-get-training-on-oil-inspections/

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/

Ministry of Mines and Energy calls for responsible mining

Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem called on companies operating mining projects to ensure the communities and environment are not affected by related activities. On Friday, the ministry announced to open for four mining locations in three provinces to apply for an exploration licence. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-mines-and-energy-calls-responsible-mining

‘Solar energy will fill shortages,’ says Jona

Thai firm B Grimm Power Pcl has invested in a 30MW solar project in Cambodia, Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman Victor Jona said on Wednesday. Jona, who is the director-general of the ministry’s General Department of Energy, told The Post that he welcomed the ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/solar-energy-will-fill-shortages-says-jona

Kingdom poised to ink deal for first wind farm

The government and French-owned The Blue Circle (Cambodia) Co Ltd will soon sign an agreement to build a wind farm in Kampot province – the first of its kind in the Kingdom. The agreement comes as the government has made efforts to diversify its power ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-poised-ink-deal-first-wind-farm

Power trade talks with Thailand are planned

Cambodia is planning talks with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) to purchase 300MW of power, Ministry of Mines and Energy official Victor Jona said on Tuesday. Jona, the director-general of the ministry’s General Department of Energy, told The Post that the talks could ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/power-trade-talks-thailand-are-planned

Japan gov’t group signs agreement for metal mine in Kampong Speu province

Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem signed another memorandum of agreement on Thursday with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp (Jogmec) to study and explore a metal mine in Kampong Speu province. Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman Yos Monirath told The Post ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/japan-govt-group-signs-agreement-metal-mine-kampong-speu-province

Chinese firms propose 150-MW hydropower dam

Chinese firms have proposed a new hydroelectric power project on Koh Kong’s Tatay river. Chint Group and Sinomach-HE recently asked the Ministry of Mines and Energy for permission to begin a feasibility study on a project to build a 150-megawatt hydropower dam on the Tatay river, ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50644907/chinese-firms-propose-150-mw-hydropower-dam/

Koh Kong’s first coal-fired plant up in the air: Ministry

The investors of a project to build the first coal-fired power plant in Koh Kong province are still looking for buyers, according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50643517/koh-kongs-first-coal-fired-plant-up-in-the-air-ministry/

Cambodia, Laos to sign 2,400-MW power deal

Cambodia and Laos will sign a power deal next week during the state visit of the Laotian prime minister. Through next week’s agreement, the Kingdom will buy 2,400 megawatts from neighbouring Laos. Next week’s deal will be discussed at the Council of Ministers tomorrow, according ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50641688/cambodia-laos-to-sign-2400-mw-power-deal/

Chinese firm inks deal with SNTP on electricity supply in Preah Sihanouk

The China Machine-Building International Corporation (CMIC) – affiliated to Sinomach subsidiary CNEG – has signed a cooperation agreement with Cambodia’s SNTP Company on providing electricity in Preah Sihanouk province, according to a company press release. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chinese-firm-inks-deal-sntp-electricity-supply-preah-sihanouk

Construction date yet to be set for $1.3B coal-fired station

A nearly $1.3 billion coal-fired power station project in Preah Sihanouk province is still in the research and development stage with a construction date still not set, a Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman told The Post. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/construction-date-yet-be-set-13b-coal-fired-station

Kingdom to get 25% local oil

Companies processing petroleum from Cambodia’s oilfields are required to provide a maximum of 25 per cent to meet local needs, according to a law that has been signed off by King Norodom Sihamoni on July 12. It was passed by the Senate in late June. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-get-25-local-oil

Ministry asked about Mekong plan

A member of the Supreme Consultation Forum told The Post on Thursday that he had questioned the Ministry of Mines and Energy over its position regarding a proposed project to develop a sizeable stretch of the Mekong River. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-asked-about-mekong-plan

Construction of $620m oil refinery delayed

Construction of an oil refinery straddling two provinces in the South is going ahead slower than expected, with the project now scheduled for completion in 2022, the Ministry of Mines and Energy said. The first phase of the oil refinery, located on 365 square metres ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50601964/construction-of-620m-oil-refinery-delayed/

Gold production to begin this year, Ministry says

The Ministry of Mines and Energy yesterday said two mining firms will begin producing gold in upcoming months. Peng Navuth, under-secretary of state at the ministry, said Indian-owned Mesco Gold will begin extracting this year, while Australia’s Renaissance Minerals is likely to begin in 2020. Mr ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50592785/gold-production-to-begin-this-year-ministry-says/

Gov’t to buy power from companies

In a bid to end ongoing blackouts across the country, the government is planning to buy power from the private sector to supply households. The country is now experiencing daily power cuts as a result of extremely hot and dry weather. The seven hydropower dams ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50589834/govt-to-buy-power-from-companies/

Cambodia to buy 200 megawatts from Laos

Cambodia will buy 200 megawatts from Laos to feed rising demand for power in the Kingdom. Electricite du Cambodge has signed an agreement to purchase 200 MW from Laos from 2019 to 2021. The tariff at which the power will be sold has not been ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50589805/cambodia-to-buy-200-megawatts-from-laos/

Daily power cuts

Electric power consumption has recently surpassed expectations.  The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) has explained that demanding more power than can be supplied has led to a nation-wide power shortage.​ ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50589624/daily-power-cuts/

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

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