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Ministry suspends licences of 90 mining companies

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has suspended the licences of 90 mining companies across Kampong Speu province for a week for failing to properly repair and water roads, tormenting residents with clouds of dust. Yos Monirath, General Department of Mineral Resources director-general at the ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-suspends-licences-90-mining-companies

Battambang cement factory set to start production

A new cement factory in Battambang province will come online on Friday with an annual production capacity of 1.7 million tonnes of cement, according to Mines and Energy Minister Suy Sem. “We will have finished four cement factories that can produce nearly 7 million tones ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/battambang-cement-factory-set-start-production

Mines Ministry alleges slander

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has accused a Kandal province businessman of defamation and operating an illegal digging site, a few weeks after he allegedly shot into the ground to scare off officials trying to inspect his land. ...

Kong Meta
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mines-ministry-alleges-slander

Minister to be grilled on sand export discrepancy

Minister for Mines and Energy Suy Sem will appear at the National Assembly on Thursday to answer questions about a more than $700 million discrepancy in data on sand exports to Singapore, according to a letter signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...

Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-be-grilled-sand-export-discrepancy

Assembly wants answers from mines minister

The National Assembly’s anti-corruption commission has asked Suy Sem, the minister of mines and energy, to appear for questioning on December 15, as villagers in Koh Kong province cast doubt on government claims that it had temporarily banned sand mining there. Mr. Sem will answer questions ...

Ben Paviour and Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/assembly-wants-answers-mines-minister-121744/

Ministry to be grilled on sand exports

The National Assembly’s anti-corruption commission will summon Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem to answer questions about an apparent $700 million discrepancy in sand exports to Singapore. ...

Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-be-grilled-sand-exports

Ministry tells Phnom Penh to put end to digging

In the wake of recent illegal digging in the capital, Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem has called on the Phnom Penh city governor to stop issuing licences allowing businesses to dig soil in the city and to strengthen its enforcement on a longstanding ...

Mech Dara and Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-tells-phnom-penh-put-end-digging

Electric bills come with threat: no online gripes

Customers of state power provider Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) may get an added shock when they open their bills this month. Along with their monthly total, customers in the capital and four provinces will receive a warning that they could end of up in court if ...

Buth Kimsay
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/electric-bills-come-threat-no-online-gripes-116878/

China firm now eyes power lines

The Beijing-based PowerChina Resources Limited (PCR), a shareholder of Sinohydro Kamchay Hydroelectric Project Co. Ltd, which developed the Kamchay hydroelectric dam in Kampot, expressed its interest in building electricity transmission lines in Cambodia. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27263/china-firm-now-eyes-power-lines/

Mining companies told to comply

Only a few days after the Koh Kong Provincial Court found three environmental activists guilty for protesting against a sand dredging company, the Ministry of Energy and Mines has called for greater civilian participation in protecting The Kingdom’s natural resources. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26950/mining-companies-told-to-comply/

First oil refinery a step closer

Construction on a $3 billion oil refining plant, the Kingdom’s first, will start in October this year and is expected to be finished by the end of 2018, according to a senior executive at the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) yesterday. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24607/first-oil-refinery-a-step-closer/

Ministry makes it easier for the little guys to dig

It will get easier for small, rural mining operations to register with the government this month, thanks to a change in the Ministry of Energy and Mines’ policy of issuing licenses, according to a ministry statement released last week. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21376/ministry-makes-it-easier-for-the-little-guys-to-dig/

New body to address Sesan dam concerns

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has created a committee to resolve compensation and resettlement issues for 1,000 families displaced by the controversial Lower Sesan II hydropower dam in Stung Treng province. ...

Lay Samean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-body-address-sesan-dam-concerns

Cambodia’s energy rising with new hydro plant: officials

The $540 million Tatay River hydropower plant was inaugurated yesterday in Koh Kong, making it the second hydropower plant in the province after the Russei Chrum Krom River plant opened earlier this year. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/19053/cambodia---s-energy-rising-with-new-hydro-plant--officials/

After effigy burning, governor raises prospect of arrests

After about 100 villagers on Sunday burned effigies of officials involved in a land dispute in Kompong Chhnang province that has dragged on for nearly a decade, the provincial governor said the protest was “contrary to the law” and gave authorities a reason to arrest ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/after-effigy-burning-governor-raises-prospect-of-arrests-90429/

New standard? Singapore lends hand for electrics

Cambodia will implement new standards for its electricity system – modelled after Singapore – in order to reduce the risk of electrical fires, officials said. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-standard-singapore-lends-hand-electrics

Campaign launch: New ‘River Guard’ busts dredgers

Inspectors from the Energy Ministry busted two unlicensed sand dredgers operating on a stretch of river close to Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace, in the first action of a new campaign to protect Cambodia’s rivers. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/campaign-launch-new-river-guard-busts-dredgers

Cambodia orders temporary halt to sand dredging

Cambodia has ordered a temporary halt to all sand dredging operations in the country’s rivers and lakes in order to study the environment and social impact of a practice that has caused deadly river bank collapse incidents. ...

Samean Yun
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/cambodia-dredging-03252015170821.html

Self-sufficiency in 3 years: minister

Cambodia’s energy minister promised lawmakers from the National Assembly’s public works and energy commission yesterday that the country will be weaned off of foreign electricity imports within three years, the commission’s vice chairman said in a press conference after the meeting. According to Mao Monyvann, a ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/self-sufficiency-3-years-minister

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