Republic of Turkey hosted the 2nd Meeting of ECO Heads of Surveying and Mapping Organizations
The 2nd Meeting of ECO Heads of Surveying and Mapping Organizations was held on 8-9 May 2014 in Ankara, Turkey. The representatives of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Republic of Azerbaijan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Tajikistan and Republic of Turkey (host) attended the Meeting which was organized as a follow-up meeting to discuss the initiatives and decisions taken at the first Meeting of ECO Heads of Surveying and Mapping Organizations in 2011.
During the Meeting, the mapping and surveying authorities of the ECO Member States along with their technical teams shared their view and experiences on the latest developments and technologies of the field and discussed the possible measures to expand regional cooperation among ECO countries in surveying and mapping, including the cadastral ones. The participants especially emphasized the key and undeniable role of mapping and surveying in the overall context of economic development of the individual countries and the Region as a whole. They also expressed their readiness and interest to contribute to the ECO sectoral cooperation frameworks.
On May 9, the participants visited the General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre of Republic of Turkey and got acquainted with its capacities and achievements in technical related matters.