In the wake of oil production starting in Cambodia, the nation is also placing high hopes of becoming a gold producing country, with the first mining of the precious metal due to start later this year than originally planned.
The news was released by Yos Monirath, director-general of mines at the Ministry of Mines and Energy.
The firm involved is called the Okvau Gold Project. It is invested in by Renaissance Minerals (Cambodia) Ltd, a subsidiary of Australia-listed Emerald Resources NL, in Mondulkiri province.
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted gold production, he said, making it difficult to im