ASEAN FLAG President Randolf Vicente with Honorary President Pingeran Matusin Matasan and Vice President Ady Ruchiatan visited the Office of Ikatan Surveyor Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia

In line with fostering regional cooperation and encourage exchanges between organizations, ASEAN FLAG delegates headed by President Randy with Honorary President Matusin and Vice President Ady visited on 10 April 2019 the office of Ikatan Surveyor Indonesia (ISI) in Jakarta, Indonesia. The delegates were cordially received by the ISI Council headed by President Pak Virgo Eresta Jaya.

The meeting started with the discussion on the purpose of the visit as explained by President Randy. The objective mainly incorporates ASEAN FLAG’s invitation and request for ISI’s support in terms of attendance and presence of delegates and technical resource persons in the upcoming 15th Southeast Asia Survey Congress (SEASC) to be held in Darwin, Australia on 14 – 18 August 2019. ISI assured ASEAN FLAG on its support to the said event. It was also explained that participation of young surveyors is included in the Congress.

During the meeting, President Virgo discussed and explained the status of practice of surveying in Indonesia including the issues and concerns encountered. It was also highlighted in the meeting that there is a considerable dearth of surveyors in the country given the anticipated magnitude of work under the Indonesian government’s survey and titling, and base (topographic) mapping programs.

Towards the end of the discussions, President Randy expressed the importance of the sustained regional cooperation and assured that ASEAN FLAG will always be there to assist its member organizations such as ISI, if need be. On behalf of the delegation, he finally expressed his heartfelt gratitude for accommodating ASEAN FLAG.

An exchange of token of appreciation between Presidents Randy and Virgo was carried out after the meeting.