President TEO CheeHai Visits China Land Surveying and Planning Institute

24-25 July 2011, Beijing, PR China

Mr WANG Shiyuan, Vice Minister of Land and Resources China hosted a dinner for President TEO CheeHai during this stopover in Beijing on his return from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia after attending the 17th PCGIAP Meeting. Together with Mr Wang were Ms. FENG Wenli, Deputy Director General, Department of Cadastral Management, Ministry of Land and Resources China (MLR), Mr. CHEN Yong, Deputy Director General of Department of Science & Technology and International Cooperation MLR, Mr. QIU Liefei, Director, Department of Cadastral Management MLR, Mr. ZHENG Lingzhi, Director-General, China Land Surveying and Planning Institute (CLSPI) MLR, Ms. Gao Ping, Deputy Director-General CLSPI and Ms. LIAO Rong (Rosy), Head International Cooperation Office CLSPI. CLSPI was admitted as an Affiliate Member of FIG and received its membership certificate at the recent FIG General Assembly in Marrakech, Morocco.


L – R: Dr ZHENG Lingzhi, Director General, China Land Surveying and Planning Institute; Dr. FENG Wenli, Deputy Director General, Department of Cadastral Management, MLR; Mr WANG Shiyuan, Vice Minister of Land and Resources China; Mr TEO CheeHai, FIG President; Dr GAO Ping, Deputy Director General, China Land Surveying and Planning Institute; Mr. CHEN Yong Deputy Director General of Department of Science & Technology and International Cooperation, MLR and Ms Rosy LIAO, Head, International Cooperation, CLSPI

Vice Minister Wang expressed his support towards CLSPI’s membership in FIG and hoped that the membership will intensify efforts towards better policies, programs and practices within the area of land management and administration in China. His Ministry’s aims include making a better future for all through sustainable land management and uses. During the dinner and interaction with Vice Minister Wang and his officers, President Teo was made to understand that there are approximately 300,000 land managers and administrators in China and the seniors in their ranks are members of China Land Science Society. Vice Minister Wang wishes to see China Land Science Society becoming a member association in FIG. Towards the end of the evening, President Teo extended an invitation to Mr Wang Shiyuan to FIG’s 2012 General Assembly and Working Week in Rome, Italy.

During the visit to China Land Surveying and Planning Institute on 25th July 2011, President TEO met Mr. CHEN Guoshen, Vice Secretary General of China Land Science Society and was informed that the Society was established in 1980 and membership is voluntary. One of its functions include registering and issuing permit to practise as land use planners.

Earlier in the afternoon of 25 July 2011, Ms Gao Pin together with Prof. Zhao Song (Director, Land Value Division) and Ms Rosy Liao received President TEO at the Institute’s premises in Beijing and in a presentation, introduced the functions and responsibility of the Institute in PR China. The Institute also acts as a “think tank” within the Ministry and areas of activities include land use planning, land survey and evaluation, cadastral management, land policy, remote sensing, land pricing and land information. Current initiatives of CLSPI include establishing a national cadastral database that will include what is generally understood as private and public lands as well as a unified national land registration system.

CLSPI is keen to play its role as an affiliate member and to contribute towards the success of various FIG initiatives as well as willing to play host to FIG’s activities and events in China. CLSPI wishes to advance the sciences and practices related to land, in particular, planning, use and management in China and wishes to explore with FIG the possibility of an international symposium or workshop on innovative and unified system of national land registration, seeking to learn from the experiences and best practises of others in this area. CLSPI reiterates her desire to intensify its engagement with FIG, its commissions, networks and task forces.

President Teo welcomed this, encouraged CLSPI to tap into the knowledge bank within FIG and its extensive series of publications and suggested that CLSPI may want to translated some of these publications into Chinese for the benefit of those working in these fields. CLSPI is also encouraged to actively participate in FIG activities, in particular those that are related to the roles and responsibilities of the Institute.

CheeHai TEO
President
29 July 2011


L – R: Mr GUO Xudong, Deputy Director CLSPI; Mr CHEN Guosheng, Senior Engineer CLSPI, Dr GAO Ping, Deputy Director General, China Land Surveying and Planning Institute, Mr TEO CheeHai, FIG President; Ms Rosy LIAO, Head, International Cooperation, CLSPI; Prof ZHAO Song, Director Land Value Division CLSPI

10 August 2011


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