YANGON, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) -- Both local and foreign marine experts are seeking approval from Myanmar government to open a Marine Geosciences Research Center in the country, official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Sunday.
A report which includes research plan and study concerning marine geology conducted by the marine experts from nine countries will be submitted to the government within three months following Wednesday's conference under the title "Laying the groundwork for Marine Geosciences in Myanmar."
By opening such a marine research center, research relating to marine pollution and underwater measurement as well as studies relating to earthquake, tsunamis and landslides can be done, said Dr. Moe Kyaw, deputy research and development (R&D) director of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC).
Myanmar, a country with rich marine resources, has a coastal line of 1,930 km along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.
As there are only a small number of marine experts in the country, the authorities are making efforts to develop the country's marine geology with collaboration from international organizations.