MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
Greetings to the officers and members of the Road Engineering Association of the
Philippines (REAP) and Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia (REAAA) on
the occasion of your 16th REAAA Conference.
In this day and age of innovation, the indispensable role that technology plays has long been proven by its significant contributions in numerous industries, including the growth of the construction industry.
Breakthrough technologies are now revolutionizing the way the infrastructure sector functions, bringing in major developments in the planning, design and construction of high-impact buildings and roadways.
Your chosen theme, “Shaping the Future of Road Engineering with Advanced Technologies,” underscores the necessity to continue embracing latest technologies and seek innovations that can make infrastructure operations more efficient and sustainable in line with our collective quest to provide quality roads for all.
I would like to commend your organization for your unceasing efforts to link member countries in your promotion of technological advancements in the field of road engineering. It is an honor for our country, the Philippines, to be your venue for this conference.
Indeed, fostering a culture of knowledge-sharing is a vital step to further equip your member countries with the appropriate skills needed to be better nation-builders in the years to come.
Mabuhay kayong lahat!
MARK A. VILLAR
Department of Public Works and Highways, Philippines