More than 40 specialists and experts from mining research institutes and mining enterprises from Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Thailand and Türkiye took part in the International Online Conference on Mine Safety Risk Prevention and Control organized on 22-23 November 2022 by the Ministry of Emergency Management of the People's Republic of China with the assistance of the CICA Secretariat.
In her welcoming remarks, Deputy Executive Director of the CICA Secretariat Ms. Chi Fang noted that such specialized conferences contributed to strengthening practical cooperation among the Member States, helping them to focus on a positive agenda and implement mutually beneficial joint projects. The representative of the Secretariat stressed the relevance of developing common approaches to emergency response, risk monitoring and early warning of disasters, and invited the Member States to intensify activities on that track through joint exercises and training.
Director of the Department of International Cooperation and Rescue of the Ministry of Emergency Management of China Liu Weimin, in turn, focused on the possibilities of CICA in strengthening specialized multilateral cooperation and building the capacity of emergency services.
The two-day conference discussed various risk management mechanisms at coal mines, ways to improve safety control systems and exchanged best practices in this area.
Mainly, participants highlighted the importance of further improving mine safety standards, conducting regular supervisory activities, training, introducing cutting-edge digital technologies, including the methods of big data analysis, robotization of mining and environment protection.