103rd Meeting of REAAA Governing Council

The REAAA Governing Council held its 103rd on 15th March 2016 in Dubai, UAE.

The meeting hosted by the Roads Department of Ministry of Infrastructure Development, UAE and IRF. The meeting was successful, with16 out of the 35 Council members attending. A total of 51 delegates from eight countries (Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Taiwan) attended the meeting, with Philippines forming the largest delegation of 11 delegates.

The meeting was called to order by the President, DR. A. Hermanto Dardak. Reports tabled by the Finance Committee, Technical Committee, Membership Promotions Committee, and the Honorary Secretary-General’s report were all approved at the meeting. Several important decisions were also made and key proposals adopted, including the plans for the Internship and Fellowship Programme, the preparation for the 104th REAAA Council meeting in Tokyo, Japan, plan of the 15th REAAA Conference in Bali included the plan to set-up Committee members of Mino Best Project Award and input into forthcoming events in REAAA member countries.

The Finance Committee made a sincere request to local Chapters and council members to help in the collection and remittance of overdue membership subscriptions. The Finance Committee would also like to record its appreciation to members for their assistance in the collection of membership dues. It was also agreed at the meeting that all Chapters/member countries would identify those members whose subscriptions are long overdue, with a view to terminating their membership if they have not paid within 3 months of being asked for the outstanding membership dues to be paid.

The Seminar with theme “Overview of Flagship IRF Programme held on 14th March 2016 and attended by REAAA members. The YEP Meeting held on 15 March 2016.

The Roads Department of Ministry of Infrastructure Development, UAE hosted the Welcome Dinner for REAAA Council members, IRF members and local authorities on 15th March 2016.

The President on behalf of the Governing Council, extended his sincere thanks to IRF, Ministry of Infrastructure Development, UAE, IRF and whoever else contributed to the success of the meeting and associated events.