REAAA Newsletter 2023-2

Message from the President

Dear REAAA members,
As we bid farewell to the year gone by and welcome the promising year ahead, I would like to extend my warmest wishes to each and every one of you. May this New Year bring you joy, success, and prosperity in all your endeavours.

As the President of the Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia (REAAA), I am honoured to address you through our esteemed newsletter. This platform serves as a vital means of communication, enabling us to share knowledge, experiences, and insights within our vast network of road engineering professionals.

As we embark on a new year, it is crucial that we take the opportunity to reflect on our achievements over the past 50 years. REAAA has played a pivotal role in advancing road engineering practices, fostering collaboration, and promoting sustainable development in our region. Our collective efforts have contributed to the growth and prosperity of nations, improved connectivity, and enhanced the quality of life for millions. Building upon this rich legacy, it is imperative that we chart a course for the next 50 years. We must review our strategies and plans,
ensuring they align with the changing landscape of road engineering, and address the emerging challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. By leveraging the valuable lessons learned from our successes and failures, we can shape a future that is even more impactful and transformative. I encourage each and every one of you to actively participate in this review process. Your insights and expertise are invaluable in shaping the future direction of our association. Let us collectively explore innovative approaches, embrace new technologies, and foster collaboration across borders to achieve our vision of safe, sustainable, and efficient road networks for the next half-century.

As we embark on this journey, let us remember that our strength lies in our unity. Together, we can overcome any obstacle and achieve remarkable milestones. Let us continue to support and inspire each other by fostering a culture of knowledge-sharing and collaboration that is the hallmark of REAAA.

Once again, I extend my heartfelt best wishes to you and your loved ones for a joyous and prosperous new year. May our collective efforts in the coming year bring us closer to our vision of a better tomorrow.

Warm regards,
Dr. Sung-Hwan KIM, REAAA President
November 2023