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Pakistani technicians get surveying, mapping training in China

Pakistan requested assistance from the Chinese government to establish a Next-Generation Geodetic Datum of Pakistan way back in 2011

By Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
April 10, 2024
The image released on July 10, 2023, shows Sarwar Khan, CEO of TPL Maps conducting the Power of Location session at NIC Karachi. — X/NIC_Karachi
The image released on July 10, 2023, shows Sarwar Khan, CEO of TPL Maps conducting the 'Power of Location' session at NIC Karachi. — X/NIC_Karachi

ISLAMABAD: The second technical training for establishing new generation national geodetic datum of Pakistan has been completed in China.

The diplomatic sources told The News that some 12 technicians from Pakistan participated in the course to improve and update their knowledge of surveying and mapping technology. Pakistan requested assistance from the Chinese government to establish a Next-Generation Geodetic Datum of Pakistan way back in 2011. The geographic information system mapping and surveying project is expected to encourage research and innovation in the fields of economy and society.

Its linkages would promote cooperation between science and technology, public institutions and government agencies. In May 2017, governments of Pakistan and China signed letters of exchange and the Chinese government pledged financial support for the project.

According to the organizer, geodetic datum provides an essential spatial reference framework for mapping and construction activities along China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), ensuring accuracy and alignment with project objectives. This training course has equipped a team of professionals with expertise in mapping technology, leading to the strengthening of bilateral relations and propelling both countries to a more advanced stage of innovative development.