Simtars signs safety deal with China

THE Queensland Government's Safety in Mines Testing and Research Station has signed a deal to help improve mine safety in China.
Simtars signs safety deal with China Simtars signs safety deal with China Simtars signs safety deal with China Simtars signs safety deal with China Simtars signs safety deal with China

A mobile gas laboratory with Simtars gas monitoring gear.

Staff Reporter

The deal was signed between China's State Administration for Work Safety and Queensland’s Department of Natural Resources and Mines and Simtars.

 

The agreement is aimed at increasing cooperation with China to exchange mine safety information.

 

Simtars already has an agreement with the China Coal Research Institute at Fushun, which involves cooperating to improve underground coal mine gas analysis to assist in the prevention of mine fires and explosions.

 

A five-year training program in land administration is part of the arrangement and will train Chinese officials in land administration processes.

 

"Queensland's land registration system is acknowledged as one of the best in the world and our expertise in land management has been identified by the Chinese Government as a benchmark,” Natural Resources and Mines minister Henry Palaszczuk said.

 

The training program will be run by key departmental officers, with support from Queensland University of Technology and other industry groups.

 

The program provides an overview of Queensland's land registration system and supporting legislative framework with delegates from 24 of China's 35 provinces already participating in the program.

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