Dr. Young Joo Lee, CCOPTS Director, accompanied by Dr. Sommai Techawawan, Director-General of the Department of Mineral Resources, and Datuk Shahar Effendi Bin Abdullah Azizi, Chairman of the CCOP Executive Committee, paid a visit to Mr. Warawut Silpa-Archa, Ministry of Natural Recourses and Environment on 17th December, 2019. Dr. Lee thanked Thailand for hosting the 55th CCOP Annual Session and the 73rd CCOP Steering Committee Meeting, which was held on 3rd-9th November, 2019 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The Director then introduced CCOP’s activities including a 2020 plan that focuses on the preparation of geological data in urban geology.
Energy China Forum 2019 9th Asia-Pacific Shale Gas & Oil Summit was successfully held on 25-27 September 2019 in Shanghai. This summit was jointly hosted by Shanghai United Institute for Unconventional Resources (SUI) and Shanghai Energy Economy Committee of SEA and supported by co-organizers China Petroleum Enterprises Association and Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia.
An overall summary of the Director's official visit to Republic of Korea between 27 August 2019 and 6 September 2019.
Dr Young Joo Lee, Director of CCOP TS, visited the Ministry of Unification in Republic of Korea. The Director spoke with Ms Hyeonjeong Lim, Director of the Development Cooperation Division of the Inter-Korean Exchange & Cooperation Bureau. The Deputy Directors from the same division, Mr Dong-Ki Han and Ms Gowoon Lee, have also attended. The Ministry of Unification confirmed to support North Korea’s participation in the 55th CCOP Annual Session. CCOP is to contact North Korea immediately and directly through the Embassy in Thailand.
Dr Young Joo Lee, Director of CCOP Technical Secretariat, and Dr Dhiti Tulyatid, Regional Expert, participated in the 9th Liaison Officials Meeting of the China-ASEAN Mining Cooperation Forum & Exhibition (CAMCF) held on 12 July 2019 at the Shangri-la Jakarta Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia. CAMCF offered three special international training courses: 1. 7th China-ASEAN Mining Industry Talent Exchange Training Class (CAMCF Secretariat, 21 days); 2. the 2018 Geological Survey Information Technology Training Classes for Developing Countries (MFA & CGS); and finally 3. the Geological Disaster Prevention and Control Technology Training Class for the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor (organized by CGS).
Dr Young Joo Lee, Director of CCOP Technical Secretariat, together with Dr Dhiti Tulyatid, Regional Expert, had a courtesy visit to Mr Rudy Suhendar, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to CCOP, Head of the Geological Agency, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR), at his office in Jakarta, Indonesia. Dr Rudy Suhendar and his staff, including:Dr Eko Budi Lelono (Head of Center for Geoligical Survey);Andiani (Head of Groundwater and Environmental Geology); Kasbani (Head of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation); Iman Sinulingga (Head of Mineral Resources, Coal and Geothermal); Ratdomo Purbo (Secretary of Geological Agency); Dadan Kusnida (Head of R&D Agency); and Setyorini (Head of LEMIGAS); Moehamad Awaludin(Head of Mineral Exploration); and Dr. S.S Rita Susilawati (Head of Coal Division); welcomed Dr Young Joo Lee and Dr Dhiti Tulyatid.
The meeting was aware of the exchange of technology and experiences. It was suggested that a clear topic should be defined to working together, i.e., saline soil over Thailand & Lao. A training course was also encouraging. However, national coordinators need to be the same throughout the project. It is also encourage that participating countries share their groundwater data in order to have better understanding about the transboundary aquifer; then they could properly specify the areas of the transboundary aquifer. This must be carried out in small selected areas for the start (KIGAM cannot support a countrywide work).
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