Ordnance Survey International has announced the signing of a five-year Specialist Advisory Framework Agreement with the Survey and Land Registration Bureau (SLRB) of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The agreement provides an opportunity for both organisations to work together collaboratively on a number of projects, the first of which will be the development of a new long-term strategy, which will support SLRB in continuing to develop its role as the authoritative cadastral and mapping authority for Kingdom of Bahrain.
Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB signing the contract with Kingdom of Bahrain
An initial contract was announced in April 2013, which allowed the organisations and relevant stakeholders to work together to develop a national 3D spatial data model for the Kingdom of Bahrain. This work is now close to completion and SLRB has been keen to instigate a framework agreement, which will see them working with Ordnance Survey International on future projects.
Shaikh Salman Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, President of SLRB, said: “We are delighted with the relationship between SLRB and Ordnance Survey International and we look forward to developing our partnership over the next five years and into the future. We recognise fully the economic value that geospatial information brings to the Kingdom of Bahrain and this agreement with Ordnance Survey International will offer us an opportunity to learn from the world’s leading national mapping authority.”
His Excellency the British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Iain Lindsay OBE said: “I am delighted to see Ordnance Survey International, the global leader in mapping and a tremendous example of UK commercial and technical excellence, developing a mutually beneficial partnership with the SLRB. It gives a further boost to UK/Bahrain commercial relations, which is in the interests of both countries.”
Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB, Director General and Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey said:
“The partnership we have built with SLRB represents a landmark agreement for collaborative working across all levels of our respective organisations; we have developed together a model for delivering knowledge transfer programmes. I am delighted that we are today signing a five year framework contract so that we can work on a number of projects together to enhance the important work of SLRB as the underpinning geographical framework for the nation. This will deliver economic benefits across many areas of development within the Kingdom of Bahrain.”
Ordnance Survey International is a company owned by Ordnance Survey that works closely with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), offering government to government advisory services that underpin the development of authoritative national mapping and help deliver national economic growth. As part of the agreement, Ordnance Survey International will also be supporting SLRB with their long-term capacity building programme through knowledge transfer and skills development.
The Specialist Advisory Framework Agreement was signed by Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB, Director General and Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey, Great Britain and Director General of General Directorate of Survey, Mr Naji Sabt. The signing took place during a ceremony attended by His Excellency Shaikh Salman Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, President of SLRB and the British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Iain Lindsay OBE.