MGB XI STRENGTHENS TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES THROUGH TRAININGS
MGB XI STRENGTHENS TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES THROUGH TRAININGS

Last April 28 – May 2, 2014, a Training on ASEAN Mineral Resource Database in the Philippines was organized by MGB-CO held at Eurotel Hotel in Quezon City. The training was in line with the commitment of our government to the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Minerals (ASOMM) + 3 agreements and aims to 1.) create a web-based ASEAN mineral resources information system that is cost efficient, easy to use and interoperable, 2)  create an information technology platform for easy sharing and access of minerals resources information among ASEAN countries; and 3) create an information technology infrastructure for the sharing of geosciences information among ASEAN countries. The activity was attended by technical representatives from all the fifteen (15) MGB regional offices and central office. The 5-day training included lectures and workshops on computer programming using open-source software in formulating web map services, Web-based Geographic Information System (WebGIS), Remote Sensing and others which were given by several experts from Philippines, Japan, Indonesia and Nepal.