A Saudi official revealed the signing of agreements with four international consultants to implement the projects of the General Program for the Geological Survey.
Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Geological Survey, Bandar bin Ibrahim Al-Khorayef, visited the headquarters of the Geological Survey Authority in Jeddah to review the progress of the eight initiatives currently undertaken by the SGS.
Eng. Abdullah Al-Shamrani, CEO of the SGS, noted that the authority enjoyed scientific expertise and technical capabilities that help it carry out procedures, studies and research, as well as advanced technical geological surveys, which produce a high-accuracy geological database that supports aspects of local and international investment in the field of mining.
He noted that the SGS has signed four contracts with international experts and consultants, who will work with the authority to implement the projects of the General Program for Geological Survey, which is one of the most important initiatives of the comprehensive strategy for mining.
The current project stage is very important, according to Al-Shamrani, as it aims to survey about 600,000 square kilometers of the mineral-rich Arab Shield area - west of the Kingdom.