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Ministry of Mines and Energy

Cambodian official: no new dams planned for Mekong mainstream before 2030

A Ministry of Energy official said Tuesday that Cambodia will not develop new mainstream hydropower projects on the Mekong River for the next 10 years. ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodian-official-no-new-dams-planned-for-mekong-mainstream-before-2030/5332171.html

Cambodia power up

The first phase of the $380 million HFO power plant in Kandal province’s Lvea Em district will begin operations in April and produce 100MW of electricity, said the Ministry of Mines and Energy. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-powers

Wind power project deal expected this year

The government expects to sign an agreement with French-owned Blue Circle to develop a wind farm project within the first half of the year, the director-general of the Ministry of Mines and Energy’s General Department of Energy Victor Jona said on Monday. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wind-power-project-deal-expected-year

One cent off of electricity costs for industrial sector

The government is poised to reduce the price of electricity by 40 riel ($0.01) per kilowatt-hour for the industrial sector next month, said Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem on Tuesday. Insiders lauded the announcement but called on the government to improve the quality ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/one-cent-electricity-costs-industrial-sector

UAE firm sets sight on oil in Kingdom

Mubadala Petroleum, one of the UAE’s largest oil and gas companies, is looking for investment opportunities in the Cambodian oil sector, said a senior official at the Ministry of Mines and Energy. Mubadala Petroleum CEO Mazin al-Lamki expressed interest in investing in Cambodia’s oil sector ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/uae-firm-sets-sight-oil-kingdom

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

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