On March 11th, a memorandum of technical cooperation was exchanged between the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan and the Department of Survey and Mapping Viet Nam for the purpose of strengthening and intensifying capacity in the field of surveying and mapping. It marks the first time Japan has exchanged a memorandum in this field with an individual nation in the ASEAN region.
This memorandum between the Director General of Geospatial Information Authority of Japan and the Director General of Department of Survey and Mapping Viet Nam was exchanged as follows. In the future, we will further our technical cooperation pertaining to the structuring of GNSS-based Control Station networks and the National Spatial Data Infrastructure etc., to support the economic development of Vietnam through the use of our nation's leading surveying and mapping technology, and at the same time, support the overseas development of Japanese corporations in Vietnam by these efforts.
1. Name of the Memorandum
Memorandum of Cooperation Between the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan and the Department of Survey and Mapping Viet Nam, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of The Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on Surveying and Mapping Cooperation
2. Date of the signing
Wednesday March 11th, 2015
3. Venue of the signing
Hanoi, Vietnam (Department of Survey and Mapping, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment)
4. Signed by
<Japan side> Mr. Tsuyoshi Koike, Director-General of the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (represented on site by Deputy Director-General Masaki Murakami)
<Vietnam side> Mr. Phan Duc Hieu, Director General of the Department of Survey and Mapping Viet Nam, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
5. Scope of cooperation
Surveying including development of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Continuously Operating Reference Station network;
Mapping including establishment of National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI);
Disaster risk reduction using geospatial information; and
Law systems related to surveying, mapping and geospatial information;