Finland, Rwanda agree to strengthen collaboration in the mining sector

The CEO of Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board Hon. Francis Gatare Thursday morning received in his office Hon. Kai Sauer, the Vice Minister for Political Affairs of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

They discussed existing partnerships in the mining sector and agreed to strengthen existing collaboration and advance new initiatives.

“Excellent discussions with CEO @Francis_Gatare from @Mines_Rwanda to promote & collaborate on sustainable mining.” Hon. Kai tweeted shortly after the meeting.

With the support of Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) an integrated Geological Information and Mining Cadaster System (GIMCS) have been developed for RMB to serve as an online one stop center for geological and mining cadaster data management and information sharing.

GTK has also conducted hands-on training with RMB to ensure the capacity exists within the board to update and tailor the GIMC system well into the future.