China Mining Exhibition
China Mining Exhibition

Nearly 50 Chinese companies attended a round table meet held by India in China’s northeastern port city of Tianjin to further boost cooperation between the two countries in the mining sector.

The meeting at the China Mining Exhibition was aimed at promoting inter-governmental cooperation, technical exchanges, investments and other collaborative projects between the two countries in the mining and resources sector, an Indian Embassy press release here said today.

Jiang Daming, Minister of Land and Resources of China opened the Indian National Pavilion at the Exhibition.

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, it said.

The Mining Roundtable drew participation from nearly 50 Chinese companies and other relevant organisations.

An Indian government-cum-business delegation led by Niranjan Kumar Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines, is participating in the ongoing China Mining Exhibition being held in Tianjin from October 21-23.

The Indian delegation included officials from National Aluminum Company Ltd. (NALCO), Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL), Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (MECL) and NMDC Limited, it said.

State-level representatives from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are also participating in the Exhibition.

Separately, the Indian participants also held discussions with a delegation from Guizhou Province comprising of leading resource and mining companies, the press release said.

The delegation will have official discussions in Beijing tomorrow to discuss progress in implementation of these Understanding, it said.

Bilateral Inter-Governmental MoUs on Mining Cooperation and on Cooperation between the Geological Survey of India and China were signed in May, 2015.