Kuwait keeps up with re­mote sens­ing sys­tems

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: Deputy Di­rec­tor Gen­eral in the Cen­tral Agency for In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Ma­jida Al-Naqib said yes­ter­day that Kuwait spares no ef­fort to keep up with re­mote sens­ing sys­tem and har­ness all the ca­pa­bil­i­ties to take ad­van­tage of the lat­est in sci­ence in this area.

She said in the open­ing of ‘Dis­cover Kuwait’ con­fer­ence or­ga­nized by the Ad­vi­sory Unit of the Ge­o­graph­i­cal In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem (GIS) and re­mote sens­ing at the Univer­sity of Kuwait that the ap­pa­ra­tus seeks to ac­quire any de­vice that would con­trib­ute to the de­vel­op­ment of per­for­mance and out­put in­clud­ing re­mote sens­ing and geo­graphic in­for­ma­tion sys­tems.

Naqib added that the de­vice is mak­ing con­tin­u­ous ef­forts in pro­mot­ing op­ti­mal uti­liza­tion of in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy in all as­pects of life, point­ing out that all gov­ern­ment ser­vices have been de­vel­oped to keep up with the lat­est de­vel­op­ments in in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy.

Mul­ti­ple uses

Mean­while, Ad­vi­sory Unit Man­ager of GIS and re­mote sens­ing at the Univer­sity of Kuwait Dr Mo­ham­mad Al-Sahli as­serted the ap­pa­ra­tus’ keen­ness to raise aware­ness in the Kuwaiti so­ci­ety about the im­por­tance of GIS and re­mote sens­ing sys­tems and clar­ify its mul­ti­ple uses and its key pil­lar in the strate­gic, ur­ban and en­vi­ron­men­tal plan­ning.

He noted that this can be achieved through sci­en­tific lec­tures, train­ing cour­ses and work­shops, as well as through the pro­vi­sion of tech­ni­cal ad­vice and par­tic­i­pa­tion in the prepa­ra­tion of strate­gic plans for the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of na­tional cadres to en­able the gov­ern­ment and pri­vate sec­tors to take ad­van­tage of sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy as­so­ci­ated with spa­tial anal­y­sis.

— KUNA

KUWAIT: Par­tic­i­pants at the ‘Dis­cover Kuwait’ con­fer­ence stand for a group photo.

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