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Cambodia suspends licences of 90 mining companies

Mining News - Published on Wed, 13 Mar 2019

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The Ministry of Mines and Energy 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 Ministry of Mines and Energy, warned that companies would have their licenses revoked if they failed to follow the ministry’s directives. Firms failing to properly follow the ministry's directives will be assigned an inspection team to further monitor their operations. After an initial one-week suspension, companies can be stripped of their licences and shut down.

Monirath stressed “Some truck drivers drive too fast through towns, sending clouds of dust everywhere and damaging roads, meaning their companies are seriously violating regulations.”

Minister of Mines and Energy Mr Suy Sem said that ministry officials had met with mining and construction companies across the province. While he praised some firms for following the ministry's directives, he said others were not doing so.

He said that “All mining lorries must drive slowly and separately in towns from 6am to 6pm so as not to unduly disturb the residents. I request all companies involved to contribute to the repair of roads damaged by their vehicles.”

Hun Many, the National Assembly Member for Kampong Speu province, inspected the sites concerned with a ministerial working group last Monday. He said “Despite making agreements at a meeting on March 1 between relevant parties and the representatives of the mining companies in Kampong Speu province’s Phnom Sruoch district, our working groups have observed that some companies are continuing with activities contrary to the spirit of the agreements which were made.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 13 Mar 2019
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