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Visayas Minerals and Energy Summit opens in Iloilo City

Philippine Information Agency
24 May 2019, 18:38 GMT+10

ILOILO CITY, May 24 (PIA) -- Some 200 to 300 delegates across the country are attending the 9th Visayas Minerals and Energy Summit which opens on May 23, 2019 here.

The Philippine Society of Mining Engineers (PSEM) Visayas Chapter organized the event which will end on Saturday, May 25.

PSEM, Inc. is an association of Mining Engineers in the Philippines that works for the advancement and welfare of individuals in the profession.

Its main goal is to give projects and improve chances to individuals in the profession to work dependably as experts for the advancement of a suitable minerals industry with regards to practical improvement, according to a report from the Mines Geosciences Bureau Region 6 (MGB6).

The three-day event will be highlighted by paper presentations of stakeholders from the public and private sectors focusing on the theme "Minerals and Energy - Indispensable in the Government's Build, Build, Build Program."

A Mining Engineers' Assembly is slated in the afternoon of the first day which will begin with an update from the PSEM president.

Paper presentations on May 24 include the following topics: MGB Updates-Policy Directions for the Mining Industry; Coal and Nuclear Energy Program of the Philippines; Government's Build, Build, Build Program; The Iron and Steel Industry in the Philippines; Cement Industry Capacity Expansion Projects to Support Build, Build, Build Program of Government; and Sustainability of Aggregate Supply in the Country for the Government's Infrastructure Program and Policy Direction.

Other topics are Geological Considerations in the Government's Infrastructure Development; Ease of Doing Business; and Rehabilitation and Restoration on Mined-out Areas: Philex Sibutad and Bulawan Project Experiences. (JBG/MGB6/laf/PIA6- Iloilo)

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