Top committee reviews Bahrain space agency’s plans

Latest developments and government initiatives were also discussed


Key projects undertaken by Bahrain’s space agency that could help turn the kingdom into one of the countries competing to lead the field have been reviewed at a high-level committee.

The National Committee for Geospatial Information Governance (NCGIG) held its third meeting yesterday, chaired by Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) chief executive Mohammed Al Qaed.

Latest developments and government initiatives were also discussed.

Among those who attended were National Space Science Agency CEO Dr Mohamed Al Aseeri; Housing Ministry assistant under-secretary for housing policies and services Dr Khalid Abdulrahman Al Hidan; Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry assistant under-secretary for resources and information Mohammed Bu Hassan; iGA governance and enterprise architecture director Dr Khalid Al Mutawa and Cabinet Affairs programme follow-up consultant Nader Al Awadhi.

The NSSA representative presented an initiative for feeding agricultural data into national geographic information, and the necessity of deploying Artificial Intelligence (AI) to support the agricultural sector.

The committee reviewed the progress made by a Survey and Land Registration Bureau (SLRB) team in charge of the National Aerial Photography Programme, and discussed the development of a network to monitor national sites that are used in construction and engineering works.

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