MESSAGE FROM REAP PRESIDENT
My warmest greetings to the Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia (REAAA) on the occasion of your 16th REAAA Conference on 13th–15th September 2021.
Through the years, we bear witness to the role of technology in improving the quality of roads, which serve as the backbone of connectivity crucial in ushering globalization and economic development.
The theme of this conference, “Shaping the Future of Road Engineering with Advanced Technologies” highlights the role that technological breakthroughs and expertise in advancing modern and cost-effective solutions play in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of roads and allied structures.
This event is a manifestation of your unwavering endeavor and commitment to keep your members abreast of emerging tools and methods crucial in conquering the challenges brought about by Fourth Industrial Revolution towards creating sustainable urban road infrastructure.
With the advent of 21st century, the emerging problems brought by climate change and rapid urbanization are putting pressure on the development of smart and resilient road networks in multiple ways.
May this conference serve as an inspiration to all and renew your sense of purpose as you continue to develop the role and contribution of road engineering in the continuing development of efficient and effective infrastructure development in the region.
Mabuhay kayong lahat!
MARIA CATALINA E CABRAL, PH.D., CESO I
National President, Road Engineering Association of the Philippines
DPWH Undersecretary for Planning and Public-Private Partnership