Meetings of Geological Cooperation Committee of Asia and ASEAN held


The 57th CCOP Annual Session and the 77th CCOP Steering Committee Meeting of the Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and South-East Asia (CCOP) was held virtually from the CCOP headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand and Hanoi, Viet Nam from 23 to 25 November.
CCOP Member and Permanent Representative to Myanmar, Director-General of the Department of Geological Survey and Mineral Exploration of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Dr Thet Tin Nyunt, and Heads of Departments joined the virtual meeting and participated in the discussion.
The CCOP specializes in the field of geological sciences, including the mining sector in the member states and focusing on geological disaster risk reduction, energy sector, continuous cooperation in groundwater and urban development geology.
Myanmar will participate in the research and development activities. Benefits will be gained through better knowledge and implementation of geological sciences, such as disaster risk reduction plans, according to the meeting.
The meeting was attended by a total of 99 representatives from international geological experts. —MNA

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