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Direct Line: Botswana - Focus on Coal

Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
October 18, 2012


Topic: Botswana - Focus on Coal

Host: U.S. Ambassador to Botswana Michelle D. Gavin

Special Guest: Permanent Secretary of Botswana’s Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Biokobo Paya.

Date, time, time zone for call: Thursday, October 18, 2012; 10:00 a.m. EDT (9:00 a.m. Central; 4:00 p.m. Botswana Time)

Brief description of call: Ambassador Michelle Gavin will present an overview of the current investment and business climate in Botswana with a focus on the coal sector. The Permanent Secretary will discuss specific opportunities in the coal sector and coal exploitation licensing procedures. A Q&A session will follow the presentation in which call participants may ask questions of either the Ambassador or her guest.

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