Chinese survey ship visits Pakistan for research, geological mapping

Published: February 14, 2019
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Chinese geological survey ship 'Hai Yang Di Zhi Shi Hao' visits Pakistan for hydrocarbon research and geological mapping. PHOTO: PAKISTAN NAVY

Chinese geological survey ship 'Hai Yang Di Zhi Shi Hao' visits Pakistan for hydrocarbon research and geological mapping. PHOTO: PAKISTAN NAVY

The China Geological Survey Research Ship (CGS) ‘Hai Yang Di Zhi Shi Hao’ visited Pakistan for hydrocarbon research and geological mapping with the support of Pakistan Navy.

The expedition, in which the CGS ship conducted various seismic and oceanographic observations in Pakistan’s offshore area, was conducted by Chinese scientists along with the participation of scientists from the National Institute of Oceanography, Pakistan Navy said in a statement on Thursday.

According to the communiqué, the acquired data will be jointly processed by Pakistani and Chinese scientists.

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“This expedition is in line with growing cooperation between China and Pakistan in the field of geological survey and oceanography,” it said. “This cooperation in the field of offshore research will continue in future and another expedition from CGS has also been planned in the near future.”

It is expected, the statement added, that these expeditions will assist in resource mapping of our offshore areas.

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