7th HORA Meeting (2008), Tokyo, Japan

The 7th Meeting of the Heads of Road Authorities (HORA) on June 4 & 5, 2008 was held at Mita Kaigisho in Tokyo, Japan.

The event was hosted by Japan and organised by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and Tourism, Japan, with the support and cooperation of Japan Road Association and other agencies, institutions and companies.

The Meeting has been successfully concluded with the attendance of 72 delegates from 13 countries. The participating countries are Australia, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and the host Japan. PIARC represented by its Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Franck Charmaison was the special guest.

Three main themes were lined up for discussions
• Final Report on Privatisation of Road facilities and the Presentation of the `Guide to the Privatisation of Tolled Expressways`;
• Progress Report on Disaster Risk Management;
• Efficient Operation of Road Network.