The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) announced on Feb. 12 that it held a seminar with local government officials in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Feb. 4 (local time) to cooperate on spatial information technology and provide technical consulting services.
MOLIT dispatched a delegation composed of the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements, the Spatial Information Research Institute of the Korea Cadastral Survey Corporation, and private enterprises to Abu Dhabi, so that they can carry out technical cooperation activities and help obtain an order.
The delegation held a Seminar between Korean and Abu Dhabi governments on Technical Cooperation for Spatial Information in Abu Dhabi on Feb. 4. The seminar was attended by 160 local officials, including representatives from the Department of Municipal Affairs, the Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre, the Department of Transport, and the Urban Planning Council. At the event, the Korean delegation made a presentation about national policy on spatial information, land administration, and a land information system.
The Abu Dhabi government showed its desire to introduce Korea’s related experiences to the region, and requested technical consulting services for its spatial information administration and system. In addition, the government announced its intent to participate in the Smart Geospatial Expo 2014, which will be held in Korea in August.
An official at MOLIT said, “The Abu Dhabi government does not have any law about spatial information except specific directions on its land registration system. So, the government showed a lot of interest in our legal system that handles spatial information of local governments.” The official added, “We will try hard to facilitate Korean companies’ entry into the local market by cooperating with the local government in the field of technology, administration, system, and manpower.”