Indo-Australian Relations Moves One Step Ahead

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By Sarkaritel September 1, 2015 11:25

Indo-Australian Relations Moves One Step Ahead


GSI inks MoU with Geo Science Australia

From Our Correspondent

Sydney, Sept 01, 2015: : Indo-Australian trade  in 2013-14 was to the tune of 15 billion Australian dollars and India hopes to be among the top ten trade partners of Australia,”  Minister of Steel & Mines Narendra Singh Tomar said here.

The Union Minister for Mines and Steel, Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurating the Indian pavilion at AIMEX-2015, in Sydney, Australia on September 01, 2015.

Tomar was speaking at the inaugural of an Asia Pacific International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) 2015 here. He is heading a delegation comprising heads of mining organisations and ministry officials. He was sharing the dais with Indian High Commissioner in Australia  Navdeep Suri at the India Day event held with the objective of inviting proactive partnership of miners and explorers from across the world in the Indian mining industry.

The event witnessed the commencement of a major collaboration between Geo Science Australia (GSA) and its Indian counterpart, Geological Survey of India (GSI), as the two expert organisations signed a MoU for ‘Cooperation to develop short term and medium term roadmap for GSI in technology infusion, capacity building and efficiency improvement’. Under the signed collaboration, GSA will work closely with GSI to help it attain global benchmarks in exploration work. Acting CEO of GSA Dr James Johnson and Director-General of GSI Mr Harbans Singh exchanged the MoU document in the presence of Tomar and Suri.

The Union Minister for Mines and Steel, Narendra Singh Tomar witnessing the signing of an MoU between Geological Survey of India and Geo Science Australia for capacity building and technology transfer, in Sydney, Australia on September 01, 2015.

High Commissioner Navdeep Suri spoke about the extensive Indo-Australian relationship, and expatiated on the multi-faceted nature of their collaboration and friendship. A detailed presentation was made by senior officers of the Ministry of Mines, Government of India, outlining the salient features of recent amendments in the legislative mining framework.

Tomar also launched an e-book on exploration, which would serve as a detailed guidebook for investors looking at India. Presentations were also made by chiefs and senior representatives of NMDC, Coal India, MECL, NALCO, MOIL, HCL and Rio Tinto. Together, Team India presented the prospects of investment and partnership in ‘Destination India’ to a galaxy of participants attending AIMEX 2015.

The four-day exhibition is the world’s largest mining exhibition, bringing together buyers and suppliers from all corners of the world. The Indian pavilion, which showcases the ‘Make in India’ campaign of the present government, was also inaugurated by Tomar.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel September 1, 2015 11:25