FIG President attends 44th Council Meeting of the ASEAN Federation of Land Surveying and Geomatics

20 - 21 October 2011  Bangkok, Thailand

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From L – R: Gerry Ong, Secretary General; See Seng Guan, Immediate Past President II, Dr. Wicha Jiwalai, President; Dia Kirana Kresnawati, Immediate Past President I and Pengiran Matusin Matasan, Treasurer

President CheeHai TEO attended the 44th Council Meeting of the ASEAN Federation of Land Surveying and Geomatics hosted by the Survey and Mapping Society, Thailand, an Institutional Member of AFLAG in Bangkok. Dr. Wicha Jiwalai, President of AFLAG who is from Thailand, chaired the meeting. Dr Jiwalai took office in June this year for a two-year tenure.

FIG President extended to Dr. Wicha Jiwalai and the people of Thailand the sadness of FIG and its membership over the hardship and misery endured by large segment of the Thai society in the ongoing and worsening flood affecting the country. FIG President stressed the key role and contribution of surveying sciences, practices and technologies in various aspects of disaster management and disaster risk reduction, and urged not only the Thai surveying community but also the ASEAN surveying community to intensify its collaboration, its contribution and be part of the solution working towards the wellbeing of society, environment and economy.

At the meeting, FIG President met some lecturers and invited the Department of Survey Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University to apply for Academic Membership. Similarly, FIG President also invited the Survey and Mapping Society, Thailand to consider applying for membership.

ESRI Thailand made a presentation at the meeting on their ongoing contribution in the current national flood crisis, demonstrating the deployment of surveying and geospatial sciences, technologies and also staff members. In the presentation, it was evident that ESRI Thailand had to embrace social media and volunteered information to be more effective in their contribution towards the current national flood crisis. Trimble Navigation also made a presentation highlighting their partnership with development projects in the region.

FIG President also made a brief presentation to the meeting on the FIG’s current work plan and emphasis and invited the attendees and their organization to the Working Week in Rome.

CheeHai TEO
October 2011

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President Dr. Wicha Jiwalai, ASEAN Federation of Land Surveying and Geomatics and President CheeHai TEO, FIG

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FIG President making a presentation at the 44th AFLAG Council Meeting

11 November 2011