Thailand, China to cooperate on space survey, remote sensing

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CHONBURI, March 30 – Thailand and China have signed an agreement on space technology development, aimed at trade and investment cooperation on remote sensing and survey.

The deal was signed between the Thai Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) and the Chinese Wuhan Information Technology Outsourcing Service and Research Centre (WITOSRC).

GISTDA Executive Director Anond Snidvongs Na-Ayutthaya said China will install a remote sensing system for natural disaster management.

A ground station and administration office, with an initial investment of 300 million yuan (Bt1,500 million or US$50 million), will be built by China on Thai soil.

The cooperation on space technology involves key state laboratories of information engineering in surveying, mapping and remote sensing (Liesmars)