The Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute has announced the formation of two new partnerships with key regional industry bodies at the South East Asia Survey Congress (SEASC) in Darwin last week.
Memoranda of Understanding were signed with both the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Federation of Land Surveying and Geomatics (ASEAN FLAG), and with the Pacific Geospatial and Surveying Council (PGSC).
Both documents establish four-year partnerships, designed to facilitate collaboration and and dialogue to promote the expansion of opportunities for business, education and skills transfer among ASEAN countries and their ‘plus six’ trading partners — Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Japan and South Korea.
Engr Randolf S. Vicente, President of ASEAN FLAG, said that the signing of this document was timely and significant.
“This MoU has been conceived by ASEAN FLAG and SSSI primarily to come together and collaborate under the ambit of ASEAN plus six,” he said.
As an imperative strategic initiative, both organisations look forward to a stronger linkage, a vibrant relationship, and sustained relevance in our respective constituents and the society that both represent.”
SSSI President Dr. Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse said of the new partnership with PGSC: It is a great pleasure and honour to sign the MoU between SSSI and PGSC today at SEASC 2019 in Darwin. I strongly believe the agreement will strengthen our collaboration and knowledge sharing between Australia and the Pacific Island Nations to develop a progressive community and better practice for geospatial professional development.”
Ms Meizyanne Hicks, Vice President of PGSC said, “The outcome of this MOU will provide much needed support and development opportunities for surveyors and geospatial professionals in the Pacific region dealing with environmental, economic and social challenges in their countries.”
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