India at China Mining 2015
A government-cum-business delegation led by Dr. Niranjan Kumar Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines, is participating in the ongoing China Mining Exhibition in Tianjin from 21-23 October, 2015. The Indian delegation comprises of prominent public sector undertakings in the mining industry including National Aluminum Company Ltd. (NALCO), Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL), Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (MECL) and NMDC Limited. State-level representatives from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are also participating in the Exhibition.
The Indian National Pavilion at the Exhibition was inaugurated yesterday by Mr. Jiang Daming, Minister of Land and Resources of China.
An India-China Mining Roundtable was held in the afternoon of 21st October to promote inter-Governmental cooperation, technical exchanges, investments and other collaborative projects between the two countries in the mining and resources sector. The Mining Roundtable drew participation from nearly 50 Chinese companies and other relevant organizations. Separately, the Indian participants also had discussions with a delegation from Guizhou Province comprising of leading resource and mining companies. The participating companies discussed further opening of cooperation both in India and China including in geo-chemical mapping and aero-geo survey, and commercial cooperation in the coal sector, underground coal mining, mining and related equipment, and environmental protection technologies.
Bilateral Inter-Governmental MoUs on Mining Cooperation and on Cooperation between the Geological Survey of India and China were signed in May 2015. The delegation will have official discussions in Beijing tomorrow to discuss progress in implementation of these Understandings.
22nd October 2015