President CheeHai TEO interacts with the Mongolian Association  of Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography

20 July 2011, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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President Teo and Mr. ENKHTUVSHIN Baatar, President of the Mongolian Association of Photogrammetry, Geodesy and Cartography

President CheeHai Teo spent an entire evening with the President of the FIG Member Association from Mongolia, Mr. ENKHTUVSHIN Baatar and some of his Board Members and they interacted extensively on professional and association related issues and matters. Together with Mr. Enkhtuvshin are Mr. ERDENEBAATAR, Ms MUNKHZUL and Mr. TUMURBAT. Mr. Enkhtuvshin and his fellow Board Members provided President Teo with a general overview of the profession, practice and industry in Mongolia, the current state of affairs within the Association as well as the issues and challenges.

Some the Profession’s challenges in Mongolia include bringing about greater cohesiveness within the profession, establishing appropriate standards that will raise the level of practice within the industry, the need for continuing professional development, the desire for a vibrant and economically attractive practising environment to retain the younger within the profession, the efforts towards a permanent office and stable administration and the desire for better rapport, interaction and collaboration between the Association, the Administration of Land Affairs, Construction, Geodesy and Cartography and the Mongolian Government in general to further advance the role and contribution of the surveying profession in national development and economic progress.

Throughout the evening, the interaction and discussion centered on possible initiatives and appropriate actions that may address these challenges taking cognizance of the resources and means that is currently available within the Association. It was recognized that the Association would need to continue promoting volunteerism among its membership, as well as needing to work within current constraints. President Enkhtuvshin and his Board Members were encouraged to tap into the resources available within FIG, particularly from the website, to connect and network with others within FIG via Commissions and whenever possible, participate in FIG’s activities and events. In this regard, President Teo reaffirmed FIG’s support for the 3rd FIG Commission 5 and 6 Workshop on “Innovative Technology for an Efficient Geospatial Management of Earth Resources” that will be held for the first time in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia between 4 and 8 September 2011. The Association, FIG and the Siberian State Academy of Geodesy are organising this event. President Enkhtuvshin and his Board Members expressed a desire to host other FIG Commission related activities, knowing that these efforts will contribute towards developing and advancing the Profession in Mongolia.

CheeHai TEO
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
21 July 2011

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Mongolian countryside

10 August 2011