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Taiwan to attend APEC mining ministers' meeting

2018/08/17 20:58:10

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Taipei, Aug. 17 (CNA) Traveling at the head of a delegation, Deputy Economics Minister Kung Ming-hsin (龔明鑫) will leave for Papua New Guinea next Tuesday to attend a mining ministers' meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.

According to Bureau of Mines Deputy Director-General Chou Kuo-tung (周國棟), Taiwan's delegates will share the country's experience in amending the Mining Act with other APEC economies in the Aug. 23 ministers' meeting, to be held in Port Moresby, along with the Mining Week meeting from Aug. 20-22.

Taiwan's delegates will also urge other APEC economies to jointly create added value, develop innovative technology and build exploitation cooperative ventures in order to achieve sustainable growth for the industry, Chou said.

The theme of this year's mining ministers' meeting will focus on "embracing inclusive and sustainable mining in the digital age," with discussions to center around three main topics:

1. How to promote further investments in the mining industry; 2. Overcoming barriers to innovation-driven growth; 3. Inclusive development -- shared value.

In this light, the APEC ministers will address emerging investment challenges within the industry brought by tariff, trade and technological disruptions, according to an APEC press release.

(By Liao Yu-yang and Flor Wang)