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Chinese Mining Delegation Visited Lao PDR,Kingdom of Cambodia, and Vietnam
2012-2-1 11:59:00
From Dec.16th to Dec.23rd, 2011, China-ASEAN Business & Investment Summit Secretariat organized a 19-member delegation named Chinese Mining Delegation led by Mr. Wang Min, Vice Minister of Ministry of Land and Resources China, to visit Lao PDR,Kingdom of Cambodia, and Vietnam. This visit aims to make preparations for the 2012 China-ASEAN Mining Cooperation Forum and Exhibition, one of the series of China-ASEAN Business & Investment Summit, to further intensify the cooperative relationship between the competent departments of  geological minerals of China and ASEAN countries of Lao PDR,Kingdom of Cambodia, and Vietnam, and to promote the cooperation in the fields of geological investigation and mineral resources exploration and development so as to facilitate the formation of some substaintial cooperative projects. During this visit, the delegation held talks with The Hon. Somboun Rasasombath, Minister of Ministry of Energy and Mines, Lao PDR, The Hon.Sisavat, Vice Minister of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao PDR, The Hon. Suy Sem, Minister of Ministry of Industry,Mines and Energy, Kingdom of Cambodia, and Dr. Nguyen Linh Ngoc, Vice Minister of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam respectively. Ministry of Land and Resources of China signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Co-operation and a Joint Project Agreement with Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao PDR and Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy, Kingdom of Cambodia respectively. China Geology Survey Bureau also signed an Agreement on Geological Geochemical Mapping Cooperation with Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao PDR. The China Geological Survey has signed the Cooperation Agreement on Geological and Geochemical Mapping with Department of Geology and Mines of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao PDR.
On Dec.16th, Chinese delegation held talks with the Lao officials namely, Minister Somboun Rasasombath and Vice Minister Sisavat. The two sides discussed on some issues concerning further consolidating the cooperative relationship, launching fundamental geology investigation cooperation, enhancing the guidance to the Chinese enterprises which are developing mineral resources in Laos while strengthening the communication and coordination among them, and transforming the resources superiority into the economic advantages etc.. On that day,   Ministry of Land and Resources China also signed a Joint Project Agreement with Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao PDR: First, through the Geological Geochemical Mapping Cooperation, help Laos to train the technicians of geological minerals and assist the construction of the national laboratory of Laos. Second, enhance the information construction level of the geological minerals management of Laos. Third, strengthen the cooperation between the two countries in the fields of mineral exploration, geological environment survey and geological hazard prevention. In addition, China Geology Survey Bureau also signed an Agreement on Geological Geochemical Mapping Cooperation with Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao PDR. The two sides will launch the cooperation on the 1: 20 thousand scale regional geological mapping in Muang Xaignabouri in northern part of Laos, as well as the 1:1million low density geochemical investigation in whole Laos with a 3-year duty period.
On Dec. 19th ,the Chinese delegation held a meeting with The Hon. Suy Sem, Minister of Ministry of Industry,Mines and Energy, Kingdom of Cambodia. Vice Minister Wang Min introduced the recent working situation of Ministry of Land and Resources of China. Mineral Prospecting Breakthrough Strategic Action Plan, approved by the State Council of China recently, intends to rely on domestic resources, overall planning and new mechanism to achieve the breakthroughs of mineral prospecting in China, so as to advance the sustainable development of economy and society. He said, “China and Cambodia enjoyed a favorable basis and a great potential for cooperation in mining area. In the future, we should strengthen the high-level exchanges, hold regular meetings and make use of the 2012 China-ASEAN Mining Cooperation Forum & Exhibition and CHINA MINING Congress & Expo 2012 to promote cooperation. We should strengthen the pragmatic exchange and cooperation in some areas such as basic geological survey, personnel training and laboratory construction and so on. Both sides should also discuss the cooperation in environment geological survey and geological hazard prevention and reduction and so on. Coordination, communication and macro guidance should be enhanced to promote competent Chinese enterprises' exploitations in Cambodia. And that will make contribution to the ecological exploitation of Cambodia's mining and sustainable development of economy and society.” Besides, Mr. Wang Min invited Minister Suy Sem to attend the 2012 China-ASEAN Mining Cooperation Forum & Exhibition and CHINA MINING Congress & Expo 2012.
Minister Hon. Suy Sem had described their work in the areas of mines and energy and extended their gratitude to China for its support over the years. He also wanted to carry out close cooperation with China in terms of personnel training, laboratory construction and basic geological survey. Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy of Cambodia will give positive support and some relative guidance to Chinese enterprises which invest in mineral resources prospecting and exploitation in the country. Minister Hon. Suy Sem has accepted Vice Minister Wang Min's invitation to attend the 2012 China-ASEAN Mining Cooperation Forum and CHINA MINING Congress & Expo held in Tianjin.
After the meeting, Vice Minister Wang Min and Minister Hon. Suy Sem have signed Memorandum of Understanding on Co-operation between Ministry of Land and Resources of China and Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy of Cambodia. Guangxi Bureau of Geology & Mineral Prospecting & Exploitation and Department of Mineral Resources of Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy of Cambodia held the launching ceremony for the Cooperation Projects on Mineral Prospecting & Exploitation in Cambodia.
Some other participants as follows:
Zhao Wenyu, Counselor of Economic and Commercial Counsellor's Office of the Embassy of China in Laos, Tian Fengmin,Deputy Director of Department of Land and Resources of Guangxi, Deng Shijun, Official of China- ASEAN Business & Investment Summit Secretariat, Zhan Mingguo, Deputy Director General of Guangxi Bureau of Geology & Mineral Prospecting & Exploitation, Wang Dongbo, Deputy General Manager of Aluminum Corporation of China Limited, Wang Jionghui, General Manager of Minmetals Exploration & Development Co., Ltd., Li Fuping, Deputy General Manager of Guangxi Non-Ferrous Metals Corporation, and Li Shaomin, Vice-President of Guangxi Investment Group Co., Ltd..
From:中国-东盟商务与投资峰会      
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