Good news from the New Southbound Policy MOU between the Surveying Industry of Taiwan and Indonesia
The Ministry of Interior held the “1st Taiwan-Indonesia Surveyors Summit” on September 9 in Taipei. President Wang Chi-Feng of the Chinese Federation of Surveying and Mapping (CFSM) and Chairman Virgo Eresta Jaya of the Indonesian Surveyors Institute (ISI) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) during the summit and witnessed by Vice President Chen Chien-Jen. This move helps to bolster the exchanges of personnel and development of services of the surveying industry on both sides.
Vice President addressed the summit and affirmed the exchanges of both sides
Taiwan has entered into the “Agreement on Geodesy and Geospatial Survey and Mapping Information Cooperation” with Indonesia on December 20 2017. The two sides have been engaged in eager exchange under this framework of mutual benefit and equality. Through the cooperation in surveying and mapping, the development of science, trade and economies of both sides could be cultivated, according to the Ministry of Interior.
The MOU between CSFM and ISI today will cover the encouragement of personnel exchanges, augmentation of industry service, technology development and academic research of both sides. The benefit of the agreement will extend from governmental exchanges to industry, school and research institutions across the country for in-depth bonding and acceleration of the links in survey and mapping services. This is indeed the materialization of the New Southbound Policy by the government.
The government of Indonesia has paid utmost attention to the infrastructure of mapping such as “organic drawing” and “disaster management” and the development of human resources in surveying and mapping for many years, according to the Ministry of Interior. The ISI was established in 1972 and has more than 6,000 members for the time being. This is the only surveyors’ organization in Indonesia and has influence over the entire surveying and mapping industry of this country. ISI is also a member of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG).
Photo of President Wang Chi-Feng of CFSM and Chairman Virgo Eresta Jaya of ISI in the MOU signing ceremony.