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Cambodia: Mining expansion outlawed

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A mining community in Mondulkiri will not be allowed to expand due to safety concerns, according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy. More than 960 families from Poutung village in Keo Seima district sought permission to extend their mining shafts beyond the maximum allowed depth of 20 metres underground. The families are part of the Chung Phlas mining community, the first and only illegal mine operation in the country to be given legal status in 2015 in an effort to reform the industry. Read more

Phnom Penh Post

     

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