BGSI recently returned from a visit to Tanzania where it supported the compilation of the last of 18 1:100,000 scale geological maps of the country as part of its World Bank-funded SMMRP (Sustainable Management of Mineral Resource Project) through the Geological Survey of Tanzania.
BGSI are leading an international consortium for this work which includes the Council for Geoscience (South Africa), the University of Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania), the University of Bergen (Norway), and Mintek (South Africa).
BGSI is involved in high-level discussions with the Ministry for Investment and Development (MID) in Kazakhstan and visited Astana recently as part of a UKTI trade mission. At the conclusion of this meeting, several memorandums were signed by the Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Lord Livingston, and Asset Issekeshev, the Minister for Investment and Development (both pictured here). These memorandums are designed to strengthen greater business ties between the UK and Kazakhstan in several fields, including mining. BGSI is in discussions with key organisations in Kazakhstan about helping to develop the mineral industry in the country and encourage greater foreign investment.