The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) played host to delegations from India and South Korea in May and June who were keen to learn more about SLA’s innovative processes in optimising land resources for the economic and social development of Singapore.
On 24 May 2018, DD/CA Tan Hwee Ching and DD/P&R Stephanie Sng hosted the delegation from the State Government of Andhra Pradesh, India, who was here for a two-week study visit. The delegates and SLA had a lively and dynamic discussion as we shared with them Singapore’s land acquisition policy and governance.
The study visit was followed by a visit from a group of Municipal Commissioners from Andhra Pradesh on 11 June 2018, hosted by ACE (Land Ops), during which the delegates posed many questions to us during the Q&A session and shared the challenges they faced back in India.
SLA’s geospatial expertise was an area of interest for Korean delegates. On 31 May 2018, delegates from Korea Land and Housing Corporation (KLHC) and LG CNS, a subsidiary of LG Corporation, paid a visit to GeoWorks, SLA’s industry centre for the promotion of geospatial innovation and competencies. Hosted by SDD/GSDD Lewis Wu, the delegates learned about the role OneMap played in the development of Virtual Singapore, a digital twin of the nation. In turn, the delegates shared their development of Sejong Smart City in Korea and other Smart Cities managed by KLHC.
GeoWorks also played host to the South Korean government agency, Spatial Information Industry Promotion Institute (SPACEN), established under South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on 6 June 2018. D/GSDD Ng Siau Yong engaged the delegates who were keen to learn more about SLA’s 3D Map, OneMap and Virtual Singapore.
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