NO. 40



Japan to Assist Oman in Copper Exploration

Oman and Japan signed on 7 July a protocol under which Japan will provideassistance to Oman to determine the potential of new copper deposits at twosites in the Batinah region. Under the terms of the protocol, Japan will carryout a geological survey, core drilling, mineralization tests as well as afeasibility study on the commercial exploitation of the copper deposits at Wakaand Hayil al-Safil in east central Oman, and...