A delegation from the People’s Republic of China led by Mr. Kurexi Maihesuti, Vice Minister, Ministry of Land and Resources and Director General, National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation (NASG) visited the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) on 22nd December, 2015. The Minister was received by RCMRD’s Director General, Dr. Hussein Farah on behalf of the Centre’s management.
Members of the Chinese delegation and RCMRD representatives.
The delegation toured RCMRD’s facilities to familiarize themselves with the activities of the Centre and held fruitful discussions on areas of cooperation between the Ministry of Land and Resources of China and RCMRD. The Vice Minister was accompanied by Mr. Zhou Yuanbo, Director General, Department of General Affairs, NASG, Dr. Wang Qian, Deputy Director General, Department of Science, Technology and International Cooperation, NASG, Mr. Feng Xianguang, Director General, National Geomatics Center of China (NGCC), and Mr. Wang Quan, Director General, Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Center (SASMAC), NASG.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between RCMRD and the National Geomatics Centre of China (NGCC). The MOU is meant to establish a platform to facilitate and coordinate cooperation between RCMRD and NGCC in areas of mutual interest with regard to mandates and objectives of the two institutions and specifically, promoting sustainable development in Africa through the use of Geoinformation technologies.
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