Prishtina – 12 October 2020
The Second International Multidisciplinary Conference Geo-sciences IMGC 2020 has been held on Thursday, 08 October, this meeting was held online due to the situation created by COVID-19 pandemic.
The conference is organized by the Faculty of Geosciences at the University of Mitrovica “Isa Boletini”, and the co-organizers are the Independent Commission for Mines and Minerals and the Ministry of Economy and Environment.
Among others, the Acting Chairman of the Independent Commission for Mines and Minerals, Mr Avdi Konjuhi and the Director of the Independent Commission for Mines and Minerals Mr Ramiz Krasniqi were in Organizing Council.
The Acting Chairman of the ICMM, Avdi Konjuhi, in the opening ceremony expressed gratitude to all participants who were present and he showed the importance of this meeting, by emphasising that the ICMM is designated by the Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo and with other legal and sub-normative acts it independently exercises the duties and responsibilities to the sustainable development of mineral resources, in friendly relation to environment and in the function of economic development and social welfare, always based on the applicable legislation for this sector, and the importance of the mining sector, whereas the Director of the ICMM, Ramiz Krasniqi, presented the paper with title “Exploration and mining activities in the situation created by the pandemic in Kosovo” where he explained the state and facing of the ICMM as an institution with this situation, the taken measures, its manner of successful management as well during this period.
The virtual meeting started at 10:00 h according to the prepared agenda, where about 30 scientific papers were presented in this conference by local and international participants.
Two employees of the ICMM staff, Zenel Sejfijaj and Gazmend Morina presented scientific papers with the topic “Role of mines and minerals in the national economy”.
A closing meeting was held on 09 October in the UMIB premises in Mitrovica, where the flow of conference is analysed and it was concluded by organizers that after the successful completion of the conference to prepare conclusions and recommendations for the flow of conference, where it is proposed as well the scientific expeditions in the future.