The Okvau project is to have a net positive impact on near-mine environmental values via:-
- Target strict compliance with corporate governance, international guidelines (IFC PS’s) and Cambodian law;
- The introduction of “Environmental Bonding” concept to Cambodian Government;
- Annual payments over 9 years of significant Environmental, Social and Endowment funds;
- Implementation of the Biodiversity Action Plan & Biodiversity Offset Management Plan.
The Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for the Okvau Gold Project was finalised in July 2017 and approved by the Ministry of Environment (MoE) in November 2017. The ESIA was prepared by Cambodian and Australian consultancies: E&A Consultant Co. Ltd and Earth Systems and can be viewed at:-