JOGMEC signs MOU with Ministry of Mines of the Republic of Madagascar
～For Further Exploration and Human Resource Development at JOGMEC Geologic Remote Sensing Centre in Botswana～
On Friday, April 4, 2014 in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President : Mr. Hirobumi Kawano) and Ministry of Mines of the Republic of Madagascar (MoM : Antananarivo, Madagascar, Minister : H.E. Rajo Daniella Randriafeno) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to promote bilateral relations and further investment in Madagascar’s mining sector by Japanese companies.
This MoU was signed by President JOGMEC Hirobumi Kawano and MoM Minister H.E. Rajo Daniella Randriafeno during a ceremony held in Ministry of Mines in Antananarivo, Republic of Madagascar.
As per MoU, JOGMEC will provide technical transfer of remote sensing and GIS with Malagasy geologists in fiscal year 2014, as the first step of the project.
This is the 12th MoU JOGMEC has signed with Southern African countries, following agreements with Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Angola, Namibia, Malawi, Tanzania, Lesotho, Democratic Republic of Congo and Swaziland.
・JOGMEC provides technical transfer of satellite image analysis at JOGMEC Geologic Remote Sensing Centre in Botswana.
・MoM and JOGMEC seek to further reinforce the relationship to accelerate investment by Japanese corporations in exploration and development of mineral resources in Madagascar.
JOGMEC continues its active support for Japanese companies’ exploration and development activities in mining sector to secure the stable domestic supply of resources and its contribution to development of mining industry and improvement of investment climate by building and strengthening relationships with resource-rich countries.
MOU Signing Ceremony
（The second from the right）H.E. Rajo Daniella Randriafeno,
（The second from the left）Mr. Masakuni Inoue, Director General, Metals Strategy Department
*Note: MOU is signed by Mr. Hirobumi Kawano, President of JOGMEC
Countries which have signed MOU concerning cooperation on mineral resources to be implemented mainly at JOGMEC Geological Remote Sensing Centre in Botswana
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