MiDAS Visits to Malaysia National Hydrographic Centre (PHN)

12thAugust 2022 A visit to Malaysia National Hydropgraphic Centre (PHN) was headed by Acting Chief Executive (CE) of MiDAS, Mr Noor Hisham Rosle.

Accompanying him during the visit were the Director of Defence Diplomacy, Col Nik Amir Nik Yaacob, Director of Defence Policy, Mrs Manorancitham Ratnam and 13 officers from MiDAS.

The visit started with a courtesy call by MiDAS head of delegation to the PHN Director General Rear Admiral Dato' Hanafiah Hassan, RMN. After the call MiDAS officers were taken to visit the Geospatial Department and a short talk on its function was also given.

Focus of the discussion during the visit was on the naming of Malaysia Underwater Sea fixture and the effects towards Malaysia maritime borders. Following that the officers were taken to visit the Charting Department where exclamation were provided on how Malaysia maps are chartered manually and electronically. The next department visited was the Meteorological Department where a short briefing on its function and services that PHN provides were given. The visit ended with an exchange of memento between the Director General of PHN and MiDAS Acting CE after a luncheon provided by the host.

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