Kl And Jakarta Sign Mou On Geology And Mineral Studies

KL and Jakarta Sign MoU on geology and mineral studies


PUTRAJAYA . Malaysia and Indonesa have added cooperation on geology and mineral resources to the long list of collaboration between the  two countries.

            A memorandun of understanding (MoU) has been signed to  strengthen cooperation in research and investigation of geological resources including minerals, fossils and geothermal energy ; and research into environmental geology and geo tourism.

The MoU, signed by Minerals and Geoscience Department Director-General Datuk Yunus Abdul Razak and Indonesia’s Geological Agency Chief Dr. R. Sukhyar here yesterday, will also allow authorities from both countries to jointly work on geological impact assessments, geo-hazard mitigation, development of geo-information systems and capacity building.

Deputy Natural Resources and Environment Minister Tan Sri Joseph Kurup and Deputy head of the Indonesian Embassy Tatang Budi Utama Razak witnessed the signing.

 Kurup said the MoU would provide at platform to enhance the development of geological and mineral resources of both countries.


Source : The Star, Tuesday 23-03-2010