15th REAAA Conference 2017, Bali, Indonesia.
“Road for Better Living”
March 22-24, 2017
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Please↑15th REAAA Conference 2017The 15th REAAA Conference was held on 20–24 March 2017 at the Nusa Dua Convention Center in Bali, Indonesia. The theme of the Conference ‘Road for Better Living’, emphasised the important role that roads play in connecting transportation networks and logistic services and promoting economic and rural development. However, road development should also ensure that quality of life, culture, heritage and health of the society is enhanced.
The Conference was co-sponsored by REAAA, the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Indonesia, the Indonesia Road Development Association and the International Road Federation (IRF Global).
The themes of the Conference were:
1. Road safety and intelligent transport systems
2. Green construction and sustainability
3. Road development as a driver of growth
4. Road financing schemes/public private partnerships
5. Other topics related to road development.
In addition to the plenary and technical sessions, the trade exhibition, technical and cultural visits and social events, other events included:
• Workshop on Pavement Management Systems
• 4th REAAA Business Forum
• 105th and 106th REAAA Governing Council meetings
• 15th REAAA General Meeting
• 12th Heads of Road Authorities (HORA) Meeting
• 11th Young Engineers & Professionals (YEP) meeting
• Presentation of Katahira Awards to the authors of the best papers who were under 40 years of age
• Presentations to winners of Mino Best Project Award
• Acknowledgement of latest REAAA Honorary Members.
A total of 579 delegates from 24 countries attended the conference, with the greatest number of delegates coming from Indonesia (248), Philippines (100), Japan (70) and Malaysia (69). Whilst most of the delegates were from REAAA member countries, other countries represented included the USA, India, Vietnam, China, Spain, Mongolia, Tanzania, Pakistan, Nepal, Italy, France and Bangladesh. A total of 62 papers were presented in the technical sessions, with the presenters representing 12 countries.
Brief reports on the Business Forum, Katahira Awards, Honorary members and the Mino Best Project Award are included in this edition of the Newsletter. Also included are details of the members of the Governing Council for the current term and a profile of the new President of REAAA, Mr Romeo S Momo from the Philippines.

About the Conference

The organisers of the Road Engineering Association of Asia & Australasia (REAAA) Conference 2013, the Ministry of Works, Malaysia, Public Works Department, Malaysia, (JKR), Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA), Road Engineering Association of Malaysia (REAM), Road Engineering Association of Asia & Australasia (REAAA), Intelligent Transport System Association of Malaysia (ITS Malaysia) and the Chartered Institution of Highway and Transportation Malaysian Branch (IHT MB) are pleased to invite you to participate in the Fourteenth Edition of the REAAA Conference 2013 where the focus and emphasis will be on the exchange of knowledge and experience.

“The Road Factor in Economic Transformation” 

Roads are the arteries of a nation facilitating the transportation of the required synergy for economic transformation. As such, the development and maintenance of an efficient road infrastructure is pivotal for sustained economic growth in developing countries. Weak and inefficient road network is thought to have a binding constraint to the demands for optimum economic enhancement.

Be that as it may, the primary bane of contention today is the degradation of the environment as a result of infrastructure development.  To alleviate these concerns, development needs to meet the demands of the present without compromising the basic needs of the future. In this context, sustainable road infrastructure development has to integrate economic, social and environmental considerations into decisions regarding human mobility.

Irrespective of the obstacles such as the vagaries of the climate and degradation of the environment, fossil fuel cost fluctuations and economic constraints facing humanity pursuing economic transformation, the challenges can be met head-on with careful planning, cost efficient design, sustainable construction and regular maintenance.

The technical sessions in this conference have been formulated to find answers and to face such challenges. Come and be informed on the required quality road infrastructure of the future.

Please visit http://14reaaaconf2013.com/aboutconference.html

The REAAA Conference is the premier event of the Association.It is a much anticipated conference in the road engineering industry.

The REAAA Conference is to be held once in every two to four years.

The success of the past conferences has further enhanced the reputation of REAAA to be a respectatble regional association.

The following table gives some details on the past Conferences.

September 200913th REAAA ConferenceIncheon3,000
November 200612th REAAA ConferenceManila600
May   200311th REAAA ConferenceCairns714
September  200010th REAAA ConferenceTokyo1,080
May  19989th REAAA ConferenceWellington600
April  19958th REAAA ConferenceTaipei600
June  19927th REAAA ConferenceSingapore800
March 19906th REAAA ConferenceKuala Lumpur1,100
August  19865th REAAA ConferenceAdelaide900
August 19834th REAAA ConferenceJakarta800
April  19813rd REAAA ConferenceTaipei700
October 19782nd REAAA ConferenceManila900
February 19761st REAAA ConferenceBangkok700

The 13th Conference was held in Incheon City, Korea from September 23-26, 2009 in conjunction with Korea’s International Road & Traffic Exhibition. The event supported by the Korean Government particularly the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs and Incheon City, Korea.

Among the major events included:

  • Opening & Closing Ceremonies
  • REAAA Council Meetings & General Meeting
  • 8th Meeting of Heads of Road Authorities
  • Technical Sessions (300+ papers) & Special Sessions
  • Technical & Cultural Tours
  • International Road & Traffic Exhibition

The 13th REAAA conference recorded the following achievements:

  • to network with 3,000 international delegates
  • to learn best practices from regional experts
  • to have a first hand look at new technologies used in Korea
  • to experience various ceremonies and entertainment of the Global Fair & Festival
  • to enjoy the beautiful and rich culture of Korea

1,500 international delegates are participated in the event. Numerous exhibitors showcase their latest innovations, providing visitors opportunity to learn about a wide range of new products and services.

More than 300 technical papers are presented under the theme ‘Future Roads – Safer, Greener & Smarter’.

Please click here to visit Conference website for more details.

Venue of the 13th REAAA Conference: Songdo Conventia (Incheon City) Korea


The12th Conference in Manila was held on November 20-24, 2006. The five-day event recorded the following achievements:

A well-attended Conference with 600 delegates
7 outstanding keynote speakers
84 technical papers presented
Katahira Awards presented to 6 outstanding papers
Concurrent events successfully held:
 Technical Tours -N.Luzon Expressway & Clark-Subic-Tarlac Expressway
 5th HORA Meeting
 81st & 82nd Council meeting
 12th REAAA General Meeting

Senate President of the Philippines, Honourable Manuel C. Villar officiating the opening ceremony of the 12th REAAA Conference in Manila on 21 November 2006


Delegates and guests at the opening ceremony of the 12th REAAA Conference

The Malaysian delegation with more than 50 delegates was one of the largest to the 12th REAAA Conference

Thailand hosted the First REAAA Conference in the week of 16th to 20th February 1976.The Conference held at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Bangkok, attracted more than 700 delegates from 24 countries. The delegates attended technical sessionsto hear 53 papers presented by distinguished authors from Asia, Australasia and other countries and much lively discussion ensued.

The historical First REAAA Conference was held at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand from 16th to 20th February 1976

The Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, Major General Pramarn Adireksarn opening the First REAAA Conference.

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