JOGMEC and Botswana Geoscience Institute commence 2020 Cooperative Geological Survey project in Botswana
Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Chairman & CEO: Tetsuhiro Hosono) and the Botswana Geoscience Institute (BGI: Lobatse, Botswana, Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Tiyapo Hudson Ngwisanyi) started a geological revision mapping project in Botswana on June 17, 2020. This project is based on an agreement between JOGMEC and BGI signed in February 2020, and it is expected to accelerate private sector investment in mining especially for Japanese companies in Botswana.
Geological Survey in Botswana
On June 17, 2020, JOGMEC and BGI announced with pleasure the commencement of the 2020 field operations in Botswana.
Geological mapping will consist of structural analysis using satellite images and systematic geological surveys in the target area.
In addition, several databases relating to various mineralization such as platinum group metals, rare earth metals, manganese and cobalt will be maintained.
This cooperative geological survey by the two governmental organizations will support collection of geological information for Botswana Geoscience Institute.
JOGMEC also aims to formulate exploration projects based on the operations.
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