ASEAN FLAG Meeting, Brunei Darussalam – 14 August 2017

AFLAG gains recognition from Asean Secretariat
THE Asean Federation of Land Surveying and Geomatics (AFLAG) has officially been recognised by the Asean Secretariat after the submission of its annual report and annual income in Jakarta, Indonesia.
This positive development was announced by Mohammad Azmi bin Mohd Zin of the Association of Authorised Land Surveyors Malaysia (PEJUTA), also the President of AFLAG, during his speech at the federation’s Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) in Brunei.
“AFLAG is a platform to voice concerns on land surveying to the Asean Secretariat. With this recognition, we will now have more than 100 networks of civil societies within the secretariat,” said Mohammad Azmi. The AFLAG president then went on to congratulate the previous president, Dr Wicha Jiwalai of the Surveying and Mapping Society of Thailand, and Pengiran Haji Matusin bin Pengiran Haji Matasan, President of the Brunei Institute of Geomatics (BIG), for their efforts in helping the federation.
The EGM’s host, Haji Ali Bakar bin Haji Kasim, Brunei’s Surveyor General, in his remarks welcomed the Asean delegates to the country and expressed hope that they will enjoy their stay in the country.
He said that through the meeting, “Asean member countries will be able to share the techniques and technologies which can be also be used in Brunei. It is also hoped that the federation will work together to further develop each Asean member country for the future.”
The Extraordinary General Meeting’s host and Brunei’s Surveyor General, Haji Ali Bakar bin Haji Kasim, delivers welcoming remarks as Mohammad Azmi bin Mohd Zin of PEJUTA and the President of AFLAG looks on
Members of the Asean Federation of Land Surveying and Geomatics before the start of their meeting.
The EGM also included a discussion on whether to adopt and approve the revised constitution of the AFLAG.
Following the EGM, the attendees went on to attend the 63rd AFLAG Council Meeting.
The 14th Southeast Asia Survey Congress (SEASC) 2017 will be hosted today at The Rizqun International Hotel. Organised by the Survey Department under the Ministry of Development (MoD) in collaboration with BIG and AFLAG, it marks the second time that Brunei will host the congress (the first was in 2005).
The objectives of the congress are to update knowledge and understanding of professionals and experts in the field of geomatics with the latest technologies, and to foster understanding as well as encourage collaborations and researches among experts in the field.
Article & Photos Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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