On December 1, representatives of companies – members of the Bulgarian Chamber of Mining and Geology, took part in the last for 2017 General Meeting of the members of BMGC. This event, organized by the chamber in the resort of Borovets, has become a tradition for the industry, which creates nearly 5% of the gross domestic product in the country.
In the cozy atmosphere of Hotel Borovets Hills, the executive director of the chamber eng. Ivan Andreev presented to the Board detailed information about the state of the organization, the main events that the chamber has organized and participated in. Board members discussed pressing issues facing the industry and agreed on an action plan for the coming months.
At the subsequent General Meeting of the members, in the presence of the President of the Chamber Prof. Dr. Eng. Nikolay Valkanov and Deputy. The chairman Prof. Dr. Lyuben Totev, managers and representatives of companies in the mineral resources industry discussed important topics for the industry such as safety – regulations, measures and practices, incl. regulations for mining and rescue services, legal issues – with a focus on the proposals of the industry for amendments to the Mineral Resources Act, the difficulties facing the activities of companies exploring and developing deposits in Bulgaria.
In addition to the topics that stood out over the past year, the members of the chamber discussed the trends in the development of the industry, the growing attention to digitalization and the use of data sets in production. Issues related to the relations of the Chamber and its members with various state institutions and the role of constructive dialogue with civil society organizations, the meaning and the need to work towards sharing more understandable and easily accessible information about the work of companies and their responsibilities were raised. . The spheres of activity of the professional organization for the next 2018 were also formed.
A special moment during the General Meeting of the members of BMGC was the presentation of a certificate for certification according to ISO9001: 2015. On behalf of the chamber, Prof. Vulkanov accepted the certificate.
Special thanks were extended to the sponsors of the annual meeting and the organizers by the Bulgarian Chamber of Mining and Geology.