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Koh Kong sand exports permanently banned after volume discrepancies

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has permanently banned sand exports from Koh Kong province – eight months after it imposed a temporary ban following controversy over large discrepancies found in sand export figures to Singapore. ...

Yesenia Amaro and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-sand-exports-permanently-banned-after-volume-discrepancies

Customs recorded less than 1% of Singapore sand imports

Cambodia’s customs department counted less than 1 percent of the sand Singapore reported importing from Cambodia last year, according to trade statistics. The new data is the latest addition to a more than 77 million ton gap from 2007 to last year that the governments ...

Ben Paviour
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/customs-recorded-less-than-1-of-singapore-sand-imports-130663/

Ministry defends sand exports; Mother Nature stands by claims

The Mines and Energy Ministry on Friday defended sand exports reported last week by an environmental NGO, saying Cambodia’s sand ban did not include the type seen in a video being loaded onto vessels off the coast of Sihanoukville. ...

Van Roeun and George Wright
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ministry-defends-sand-exports-mother-nature-stands-by-claims-129204/

Sand exports in limbo

Sand exports will remain suspended amid questions about a 56 million-ton discrepancy in deliveries to Singapore. Dith Tina, a secretary of state and spokesman for the Ministry of Mines and Energy, said yesterday that no date had been set for the exports to resume. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34708/sand-exports-in-limbo/

Singaporean president skirts controversies over sand, maids

Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam’s visit to Phnom Penh on Monday yielded two agreements on education and health, but no words on controversial sand imports or migrant maids, an official said. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/singaporean-president-skirts-controversies-over-sand-maid-123177/

S’pore president to visit amid sand controversy

Officials were tight-lipped yesterday about whether huge discrepancies in sand exports to Singapore would be discussed during a visit by the city-state’s president to the Kingdom later this week, though a Ministry of Mines official said a new export process was in the works. ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/spore-president-visit-amid-sand-controversy

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