Courtesy call on the General Director of the Mongolian Administration of Land Affairs, Construction, Geodesy and Cartography, Mr GANKHUU Tsevelsodnom

20 July 2011, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

President CheeHai TEO was in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to attend the 17th Permanent Committee on GIS Infrastructure for Asia and the Pacific. The day before the meeting, President Teo called on Mr. Gankhuu at his office and congratulated him on his appointment as the General Director earlier this year. Also present at the meeting was Mr Bayarsaikhan B., the Deputy Director.

The Administration is an Affiliate Member of FIG and the Mongolian Government implementing agency responsible for determining and implementing state policies of the Ministry of Road, Transportation, Construction and Urban Development. Its function includes providing professional advice, support and information for effective decision-making process in five main sectors, i.e. land affairs, geodesy and cartography, construction, urban planning and public utility.

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President CheeHai Teo with Mr. Gankhuu (centre) and Mr. Bayarsaikhan (right)

During the visit, apart from acquainting himself with the primary roles and responsibilities of the Administration, Mr. Gankhuu and President Teo also discussed on the upcoming FIG Commission 5 and 6 Workshop on “Innovative Technologies for an efficient Geospatial Management of Earth” on 4– 8 September 2011 in Ulaanbaatar which the Administration is supporting. Mr Gankhuu expressed a desire for FIG’s support for a seminar to be organised by the Administration later in the year that will focus on cadastre, land administration and management as Mongolia reviews and considers various related state policies, legislations and rules. They also discussed possibilities for the Administration and the local Member Association of FIG in hosting other FIG commission related events such as that of Commission 3, 7 and 9 in the coming years. President Teo encouraged Mr. Gankhuu and his staff to actively participate as well as to contribute towards various FIG activities and initiatives.

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Government House, Sukhbaatar Square, Ulaanbaatar

CheeHai TEO
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
21 July 2011

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