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Lao Dams, Mining Ruining Sekong Water Quality in Cambodia

Dam-building and gold mining in southern Laos are ruining water quality downstream on the Sekong River in Cambodia, where villagers are no longer able to drink or use the water, according to an environmental group. The activities undertaken by Lao and Vietnamese companies on the Sekong’s ...

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/sekong-06252013190742.html

Two Die While Illegally Digging for Gold

Two men died in Mondolkiri province’s Pech Chreada district on Sunday after a gold mining pit they were digging collapsed in on top of them, police said yesterday. Provincial police chief Nhem Vanny said that the victims, Sao Leng, 20, and Tharn Kim, 19, had been ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Kompong Thom Prepares to Halt 100 Illegal Miners

Kompong Thom provincial officials will stop illegal gold mining in seven locations in Sandan district’s Meanrith commune come November, provincial and district officials said. About 100 residents of Meanrith have been illegally digging for gold in the district for several years, provincial deputy governor King Vimean ...

Gold struck in Mondulkiri

An Australian company working towards mining gold from the Okvau deposit in Mondulkiri province, currently estimated at 729,000 ounces, expects to employ more than 1,000 local people during the mine’s construction phase and 500 in the   longer term. Renaissance Minerals managing director Justin Tremain told the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101159244/Business/gold-struck-in-mondulkiri.html

Firms Go to Arbitration Over Failed Gold Mining License Deal

Despite touting its Cambodian venture on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE), a British registered mining firm’s plan to extract gold in Ratanakkiri province stalled and the firm may face legal action over a failed deal to obtain an exploration license. Astra Resources Plc. has also gone ...

Economic Census Sheds Light on Businesses

The Ministry of Planning yesterday released the preliminary results of the 2011 economic census, which found that Cambodia has a total of 503,008 businesses nationwide, of which nearly 20 percent are based in Phnom Penh. The census, which began on March 1 and was financed ...

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