Madagascar Mining Cadastre Office (BCMM) and National Office for the Environment (ONE): Signature of a collaboration agreement for the exchange of mining permits and environmental data

As part of the collaboration between the BCMM and the ONE, the Acting General Manager of the BCMM – Mr. LOVASOA Arison André and the General Manager of the ONE – Mr. AMPILAHY Laurent proceeded to the signing of an agreement of collaboration for the exchange of data between the two parties, on September 18th, 2019, at the Mining Business Center Mamory Ivato, headquarters of the BCMM.

This partnership will allow a better synergy between these two major entities of the Malagasy mining sector. Through this exchange of mining permits and environmental data, the BCMM and the ONE plan to strengthen and sustain their collaboration according to their respective missions.

 

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Delegation from BCMM and ONE

 

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Signature of the agreement by Mr. LOVASOA Arison André – the Acting General Manager of the BCMM
and by Mr. AMPILAHY Laurent – the General Manager of the ONE

 

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Exchange of the agreement signed by Mr. LOVASOA Arison André – the Acting General Manager of the BCMM –
and Mr. AMPILAHY Laurent – the General Manager of the ONE

 

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Delivery of the CD containing the mining permits data by Mr. LOVASOA Arison André – the Acting General Manager of the BCMM to Mr. AMPILAHY Laurent – the General Manager of the ONE

« Foire Economique Régionale Boeny Mionjo 2019 » (29 Août au 01 Septembre 2019)

BCMM: always on the way for Malagasy mining promotion

One of the missions of the Mining Cadastre Office of Madagascar (BCMM) is to promote the Malagasy mining sector at regional and national level. This year, the Boeny Region organized the 6th edition of the fair called « Foire Economique Régionale Boeny Mionjo » (Boeny Mionjo Regional Economic Fair).

The BCMM has always been present at previous editions of the Fair. The event took place from 29th August to 01st September 2019 in front of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Mahajanga. This year, the fair was placed under the theme of “Economic development, adapted to the vagaries of climate change”.

During these four days of fair, the main message communicated by the BCMM was focused on its missions: the management of mining permits in Madagascar, the promotion of the Malagasy mining sector in general. In total, the BCMM booth was visited by 243 visitors.

 

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The BCMM booth

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The BCMM booth: Visit of local authorities

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Visitor Reception and Visitor Responses to the BCMM’s Public Opinion Survey

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Visitors completing the BCMM’s Public Opinion Survey

« TSENAN-KEVITRA NASIONALY MOMBA NY HARENA AN-KIBON’NY TANY» August 29th and 30th, 2019 at the Mining Business Center (MBC) – Mamory Ivato

The Ministry of Mines and Strategic Resources is organizing the “TSENAN-KEVITRA NASIONALY MOMBA NY HARENA AN-KIBON’NY TANY” for two days (August 29th and 30th, 2019) at the Mining Business Center (MBC) – Mamory Ivato as well as in all the Mines Regional Directions and all regional offices of the Mining Cadastre Office of Madagascar (BCMM).
In the presence of Mr. Fidiniavo RAVOKATRA, Minister of Mines and Strategic Resources, the event brings together: applicants and PRE (Permit Reserved for Small Operators) license holders; applicants and PR (Research Permit) license holders; extractive industries; the Chamber of Mines; APAM; applicants and PE (Exploitation License) license holders; actors in the gold and precious stones and lapidary industry; Administration; CSOs and OSCIEs.

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PanAfGeo WP6 Training – Geo-inheritance

 

The Mining Business Center (MBC) hosts the PanAfGeo “Geo-inheritance WP6” training, which began on June 03, 2019.

The organization of this training is provided jointly by the Department of Studies and Geological and Mining Promotion (DEPGM), the Madagascar Mining Cadastre Office (BCMM), under the leadership of the Ministry of Mines and Strategic Resources (MMRS).

Launched in 2016, the PanAfGeo training was attended by several African countries. PanAfGeo WP6 is organizing a total of five (5) training sessions on Geological Heritage in Africa for 2017-2019. Two sessions have already been organized in English in Tanzania and Namibia, and one in French in Morocco. This last year 2019, there will be a training in French in Madagascar, and another in Portuguese in Mozambique.

PanAfGeo WP6 presents itself in a classroom training (from 03 to 04 June 2019 at MBC Mamory Ivato) followed by a field trip for practical work to the West zone of Antananarivo on the RN1 axis (Ampefy). The classroom training will end on June 08, 2019 at the MBC.

The subjects that will be developed:

  • General information on geological heritage, geodiversity, geo-conservation, geotourism and geoparks.
  • Relationship between the concepts of geodiversity, biodiversity and cultural diversity
  • Relationship between geological heritage and mining heritage.
  • Inventory methodology. Identification and evaluation of geotopes. Inventory planning and development.
  • Strategic planning for geoconservation. Types of initiatives: protection, restoration, mitigation.
  • International conventions, normative and legislation.
  • Geoconservation in protected areas. Site monitoring and management recommendations.
  • Geoparks and geotourism for local socio-economic development.
  • Public awareness initiatives. Interpretation of the geological heritage.
  • Geoconservation in spatial and urban planning and urban.

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PanAfGeo WP6 – Geo-inheritance : Mr Enrique Diaz-Martinez speech

 

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PanAfGeo WP6 – Geo-inheritance : Opening speech by Mr IMBIKI Herilaza, Secretary General of the Ministry of Mines and Strategic Resources

 

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PanAfGeo WP6 -Geoinheritance : Geologists who participated in the training and audience composed especially by Malagasy students.

 

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PanAfGeo WP6 – Géohéritage : Geologists who participated in the training and audience composed especially by Malagasy students.

 

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PanAfGeo WP6 – Geo-inheritance : Geologists who participated in the training and audience composed especially by Malagasy students.

 

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PanAfGeo WP6 – Geo-inheritance  : Geologists who participated in the training and audience composed especially by Malagasy students.