Weekly update

A group of surveying and mapping leaders have planned a mission to the Republic of Cuba to explore equipment and technical advancements, boundary surveys, road/highway surveying, construction surveys, geodetic surveys, photogrammetry, GPS and current policies toward construction of structures and infrastructure projects. The mission is another People to People International invitation, an American People Ambassador Program organization licensed by the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Asset Control. People to People's goal is to advance international understanding and cooperation and to promote professional contacts with foreign counterparts through one-on-one exchanges. The delegation will meet with representatives of the Ministry of Construction, Ministry of Transportation, The University of Havana, the U.S. Interests Section (Embassy) and various professional surveying organizations from Jan. 19-27, 2001.

To reserve a place for yourself, spouse and/or guest, contact program coordinator Kristi Wheeldon at 800/669-7882 ext. 422 or E-mail KristiW@AmbassadorPrograms.org. A deposit of $500 is required with registration; the total cost is $3,490 (U.S.), which includes round-trip transportation from Nassau, Bahamas; all meetings and activities; accommodations arranged for the delegation; most meals and transfers. An extensive program of cultural activities will also be available, including a visit tot he world famous Tropicana Nightclub.