The plant would serve Erdos’s mine in neighbouring Mondulkiri, an exploration licence for which was granted by the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy, according to a list of mining companies operating in the province.

Erdos set up an office in the province last year and was exploring a 360km2 bauxite concession.

The company is a joint venture between China’s Mongolia Erdos Hongjun Investment Company and the Cambodia International Investment Development Group.

The bauxite operation would be the company’s largest investment in Cambodia.

Erdos and its local partner will invest more than $1.5bn in the operation, according to an investment filing at the Ordos City Development and Reform Commission in China.

Source The Phom Penh Post