Ministry to give mining rights for four coal sites

The Ministry of Mines and Energy is set to review applications soon for rights to four coal mining concession areas – totalling 794sq km – it opened late in March in the Kingdom’s north. “Interested national and international companies can apply for a mining licence at ...

Thou Vireak

Cambodian-Lao coal power deal an environmental worry

With plans for cross-border electricity grids growing in the region, Laos is banking on hydropower exports to earn revenue. But a recent deal to also sell coal power generated in Laos to Cambodia has sparked environmental concerns over this trade. Last month, Cambodia’s state-owned utility firm ...

Koh Kong’s first coal-fired plant up in the air: Ministry

The investors of a project to build the first coal-fired power plant in Koh Kong province are still looking for buyers, according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy. In 2017, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, a government-owned utility, started negotiations on building a 2,400-megawatt coal-fired ...

Chea Vansak

Vietnam Needs to Break Its Addiction to Chinese Coal

When it comes to the effects of global climate change, Vietnam is one of the world’s most at-risk nations. Rising sea levels threaten to inundate both the Mekong and Red River Deltas, potentially impacting tens of millions of people. Vietnam is also one of the fastest ...

Brian Malczyk and Tim Robinson

Coal imports reduce in 7 months y-o-y

Việt Nam imported 7.9 million tonnes of coal worth US$810 million in the first seven months of the year. The imports represented a 5.1 per cent decrease in terms of quantity and a 49.2 per cent increase in term of value compared the same period last ...

Vietnam News Staff

Banpu stays afloat despite Chinese floods

SET-listed coal miner Banpu Plc says massive flooding in China that killed dozens of people and destroyed major transport systems had had no adverse effects on the company’s operations in the country.Keep reading ...

Locals worried by huge cracks near coal mines in Thibaw

People living in Nam Ma village tract in Thibaw township, northern Shan State, are worried about large cracks in the earth that opened up recently in the area where a coal mine has been operating since 2004. On June 23, more than 600 people and 15 ...

Gov’t: public should be consulted on coal power

The government is currently streamlining its policy for the power sector to ensure the country’s energy security and coal can be one of the options, according to Daw Mi Mi Khaing, director general of Department of Electric Power Planning under the Ministry of Electricity and ...

Asia and the fall of coal

The sudden shift, years ahead of schedule, from coal toward renewables is remaking Asia’s energy economy – with repercussions to be felt across the world. The present – and future – does not look good for what, only a few years ago, seemed like a ...

No more coal mining licences due to harmful health effects, says union minister

The government will stop issuing new coal mining licences due to the substance’s harmful effects on health, said U Ohn Win, Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation. He also said factories which violate regulations in the burning of coal will be shut down. ...

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