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Pakistan Government Chooses Fugro For Extensive Minerals Exploration

By [email protected] - 23rd February 2017 - 11:35

Fugro has been awarded a multi-million Euro contract for the exploration of minerals in Pakistan. The world’s leading independent geo-intelligence provider will plan and supervise exploration of areas of the Punjab – Pakistan’s second largest province and the country’s most populated region – for iron ore and other minerals. The two-year survey has been commissioned by the Punjab Mineral Company (PMC) and the exploration programme will include geophysics, geotechnics, hydrology, drilling and laboratory testing as well as quality and budget control. The programme will culminate in a detailed estimation report of metal deposits in Punjab. The €10m contract with Fugro was signed in Lahore in January. Addressing the signing ceremony, Punjab’s Chief Minister, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, called the exploration project a ‘progressive initiative’. He added that the survey would reveal authentic data on the Punjab’s mineral reserves.