Japan, VN cooperate in cartography

14:03 | 14/03/2015

VGP – The Viet Nam Department of Survey and Mapping (VDSM) and the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI) have recently exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Linh Ngoc highlighted the long history of cooperation between Viet Nam and Japan in various fields, including natural resources and environmental protection.

Pledging to create conducive conditions, Ngoc expressed his hope that it will pave the way for beneficial experience exchange in cartography as well as tighter partnerships between the two countries.

For his part, GSI Deputy Director-General Masaki Murakami affirmed Japan’s willingness to share experience and information with Viet Nam and expressed his belief in their future bilateral cooperation.

Both sides consented to establish a legal framework for cartography and develop fundamental infrastructures for surveying services and the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), building the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) and using geospatial information to reduce the impact of natural disasters.

                                                                                                            By Ngoc Van