The minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari, is to lead the Nigerian delegation to the China Mining Congress and Expo in China.
In a statement to LEADERSHIP Weekend signed for deputy director, Press/Public Relations Unit, Iliya Rhoda Ishaku, it stated that the China Mining Congress and Export, to hold from 23rd to 25th September, 2017 is one of the world’s largest mineral investment, cooperation.
It states that “The objectives of Nigeria’s participation at the conference includes among others, to re-affirm Nigeria’s economic policy priority, to showcase to potential investors the investment opportunities in the Nigerian mining sector and the existing incentives and enabling legislations, to take advantage of the attendance of key makers and influencers in the industry from all over China to strengthen bilateral relations between Chinese central and regional governments as well as, ensure robust tracking of the competitive activities of other mining countries towards identifying ways through which Nigeria can improve the marketability and competitiveness of our mining industry.
“It covers trading platforms, whole value chain, including geological surveying, exploration development, mining rights and mineral trading, mineral processing and smelting techniques, mining equipment and services”.
The statement adds that the conference will also provide government officials, industry leaders and experts from both Chinese and foreign mining industries with in-depth dialogues on questions related with the mining industry.
The Forum is to provide a platform for interaction between Nigerian and Chinese investors in the mining industry, provide platform to showcase to potential Chinese investors the investment opportunities in the mining sector in Nigeria and existing incentives and enabling legislations.
Government officials and companies of the two countries will network to review existing areas of cooperation and explore new areas of cooperation.