Bandar Seri Begawan - Brunei Darussalam yesterday hosted the 47th Asean Federation of Land Surveyings and Geomatics (AFLAG) Council Meeting, which was held at the Rizqun Hotel in the capital.
The AFLAG meeting is usually conducted thrice a year to understand the different systems in the practice of land surveying and Geomatics in the Asean region.
However, this year, a seminar will also be held today in conjunction with celebrating the Brunei Survey Department's '60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee' with the theme of "Geospatial for Sustainable Development".
The Chairman of the event yesterday was Dr Wicha Jiwalai, who is also the President of the AFLAG Council, while the treasurer from Brunei during the meeting was Pg Hj Matussin bin Pg Hg Metassan.
A total of 40 Asean delegates participated in the 47th AFLAG Council Meeting, which consists of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and also China.
This event is seen as a platform for all member countries to share their experiences, report on initiatives as well as the challenges that need to be resolved in regards to the profession and industry associated to Land Surveying and Geomatics within each nation.
One of the main objectives of the AFLAG meeting is to develop a sense of cooperation within the national and international organisations, in which at the same time to support and supplement their work. It is also hoped to promote and advance the science, practice and application of land surveying and Geomatics for the benefit of mankind and community in the future, as well as to foster the transfer of technology.
The upcoming 48"' AFLAG Council Meeting will be held in Manila, Philippines in 2013, in which it will be held in conjunction with the South East Asia Survey Congress (SEASC), a biannual event which usually attracts participation of fellow professionals from within the region as well as a global audience.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin