9th Visayas Minerals and Energy Summit of the PSEM-Visayas kicks off in Iloilo City tomorrow

Iloilo City – The Philippine Society of Mining Engineers (PSEM) Visayas Chapter will hold the 9th Visayas Minerals and Energy Summit in Iloilo City on May 23-25, 2019.  Regional Director of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region 6 (MGB RO-6) and president of the PSEM Visayas and national chapters said that they are expecting 200 to 300 delegates from all over the country to attend the 3-day event that will start tomorrow at the Diversion 21 Hotel.

Highlighting this event is the paper presentation of stakeholders from the public and private sectors focusing on the theme “Minerals and Energy – Indispensable in the Government’s Build, Build, Build Program.”

There will be a press conference in the morning of May 23, 2019.  A Mining Engineers Assembly follows in the afternoon, with the following program: 

  • PSEM President’s Update
  • Updates on the CPD for Mining Engineers by the Chairman of the PRC-Board of Mining Engineering
  • The Philippine Mineral Reporting Code: Updates and Relevance
  • The Role of a Metallurgical Engineer in PMRC Compliance
  • CP Accreditation Guidelines for Mining Engineering
  • Oath-Taking Ceremony of the New Competent Person (CPs) on Mining

Topics of paper presentations on May 24 are as follows: 

  • 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
  • Sustainability of Aggregate Supply in the Country for the Government’s Infrastructure Program and Policy Direction
  • Geological Considerations in the Government’s Infrastructure Development
  • Ease of Doing Business
  • Rehabilitation and Restoration on Mined-out Areas: Philex Sibutad and Bulawan Project Experiences

“The Philippine Society of Mining Engineers, Inc. (PSEM) is an association of Mining Engineers in the Philippines that works for the advancement and welfare of individuals in the profession.  The association’s 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.” (LAA, MGB-6)

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