FIG President attends 44th Council Meeting of the ASEAN
Federation of Land Surveying and Geomatics
20 - 21 October 2011 Bangkok, Thailand
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
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.
Wicha Jiwalai, ASEAN Federation of Land
Surveying and Geomatics and President CheeHai TEO, FIG
FIG President making a presentation at the 44th AFLAG Council
11 November 2011