Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei: Members of the ASEAN Federation of Land Surveying and Geomatics (AFLAG) sat together to find a solution that will allow surveyors from any ASEAN country to practice in another ASEAN country.
Head of Survey Department Astronomy Unit Hj Julaihi Lamat said, “It would give the opportunity for surveyors to contribute to a particular ASEAN nation.” Further, he added that it would also strengthen existing ties between countries within ASEAN at the same time.
Among other agendas included in the meeting were the, confirmation of the minutes of the 38th AFLAG Council Meeting in the Philippines as well as matters arising from the minutes, approvals of new membership (if any), several reports from working groups pertaining to finance.
AFLAG was established in 1995 during a preliminary meeting held in Kuala Lumpur. Current member states include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and China.
Being aware of the different systems in the practice of land surveying and geomatics in the ASEAN region, AFLAG was established to realise close cooperation among members of the same profession and associated services in the ASEAN member nations in order to help promote the aspirations, objectives and principle of ASEAN.
It was also set up to help maintain peace and promote prosperity in the ASEAN region through mutual cooperation and the advancement of the profession of land surveying and geomatics, thus, create more demand on institutions involved in land surveying and geomatics.
Source: The Brunei Times