6th HORA Meeting (2007), Gyeonggi-do, Korea

The 6th HORA Meeting on May 9 & 10, 2007 in Gyeonggi-do, Korea has be successfully concluded with the attendance of 66 delegates from 13 countries.

Two ministers, one deputy minister, one assistant minister and 13 heads of road authorities were among the delegates attended the two-day HORA meeting The 13 participating countries are Australia, Brunei, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.The meeting was hosted by Korea and jointly organised by the Korea Road and Transportation Association, KRTA and the REAAA Korean Chapter with the support of the Korean Department of Construction & Transportation.

REAAA President, Dr. Kyong-Soo Yoo (3rd from right) chairing the 6th HORA Meeting

The 6th HORA meeting focused its attention on one topic `Disaster Risk Management` which has generated great interest among the delegates. Two main papers on the same topic, one by Malaysia and other by Korea, were presented, sharing with HORA delegates, their experiences and ideas on the issue. Following the two presentations, the delegates were divided into seven groups to debate the topic further and to produce a record of recommendations, solutions and actions plans.

To take follow-up actions on the recommendations and action plans, it has been agreed to set up a working committee. The formation of this working committee is one of the positive outcomes of the 6th HORA meeting.