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KNPG Investment gets Koh Kong sand-mining licence

KNPG Investment Co Ltd obtained a licence to mine silica sand in Koh Kong province’s southwest, at a site previously operated by Sibelco (Cambodia) Co Ltd. Deputy provincial governor Ouk Pheaktra led a virtual meeting on May 13 to discuss with company representatives the results ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/knpg-investment-gets-koh-kong-sand-mining-licence

Environmental NGO Mother Nature dissolved

The Interior Ministry on Friday announced it had stricken critical environmental NGO Mother Nature from its registry, effective immediately, with the group saying it had requested the move and would continue to investigate sand dredging and export violations in the country’s southwest despite the de-registration. ...

Mech Dara and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environmental-ngo-mother-nature-dissolved

Fresh sand ‘fraud’, claims NGO Mother Nature, as sand numbers between Taiwan and the government appear to be off by more than 1.5M tonnes

More than $30 million in Cambodian sand exports registered by Taiwan appear to be missing from Cambodia’s customs records, according to data from both governments, marking yet another large-scale discrepancy in the Kingdom’s figures on the trade. ...

Phak Seangly and Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fresh-sand-fraud-claims-ngo-mother-nature-sand-numbers-between-taiwan-and-government-appear

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