Ranchi, Jharkhand 15 February 2014 :: Ministry of External affairs and the Ministry of Economy Government of Poland , with active support of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), organised the Indo – Polish Energy Summit on February 12 2014. This is the key event which commemorates 60 years of Indo-Polish diplomatic relations this year in India. The year 2014 marks a very special celebration of the 60thanniversary of Polish and Indian diplomatic relations.
During the past few months, warming up of Indo-polish ties had began starting with the visit of a high level Indian delegation led by the Honorable Minister of Steel. This delegation visited Poland during the last week of October 2013 to explore avenues of mutual cooperation in the area of coal mining & long term coking coal supply. MECON Ltd. was assigned to identify specific areas of cooperation in coal mining where in the dialogue initiated between the two Governments during the visit of the delegation could be taken forward and to explore further how advanced Polish deep mining technologies could be gainfully utilised for development of both existing and new deep coking coal deposits. This was followed by a visit to various organizations and companies in Poland by a team of engineers from MECON to chart future course of action.
The first step forward towards Indo-Polish technological bilateral cooperation after the visit of the Minister of Steel to Poland was taken by MECON Ltd when on February, 11 a Memorandum of understanding was signed between, Mr. A K Tyagi CMD, MECON Ltd. And Prof. Jozef Dubinski, General Director of the Central Mining Institute, Poland in the presence of Secretary , Ministry of Steel Government of India, Mr. K. Mohan Kumar, Mr. J W Pietrewicz, Deputy Minister of Economy of Poland, Ms. Kartarzyna Kacperctyk, Deputy Minister of Foreign affairs, Poland and Mr. Piotr Klodkowaski, Honb’le Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in India, Shri C S Verma, Chairman SAIL, CMD RINL, CMD KOICL and Shri M N Sharif, Director (Technology) MECON. This agreement provides for bilateral cooperation in areas of underground coal mining, coal beneficiation, laboratories , environmental protection and safety.
During the energy summit programmes at Delhi and Kolkata, a report identifying areas of mutual bilateral technological cooperation published by MECON was also released.
Information was given by :: Rana Chakravarty [ DGM I/c (Corporate Services), MECON LIMITED ]