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 Message from Prof. Jinxiu (Jenny) Yan, ITA President

 

Dear ITA colleagues,

The health and safety of our fellow colleagues are of the utmost importance to both ITA and the organizing committee of WTC 2020 (IEM). After considering the current unabating situation of Covid-19 pandemic worlwide, we have decided to postpone WTC2020 from 15-21 May 2020 to 11-17 September 2020. Both ITA and the organizing committee will work closely with you to ensure a successful WTC 2020 in Kuala Lumpur this September! 

Nowadays, underground space plays an essential role in sustainable development, especially in urban area. So, we had organized several activities on this area over the past few months. For instance, on February 14, both ITA and ITACUS organized a first Workshop on Underground Space 2020 in Geneva. Mr Sheng Fulai, the economist from UNEP, joined us and shared with us his opinion on an integrated approach to the development of tunnelling and underground industry in delivering the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He had also invited ITA to contribute to the Sustainable Infrastructure Guideline of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Another important activity was ITA having participated in WUF10 (World Urban Forum), which was organized and convened by UN-Habitat on sustainable urbanization. ITACUS was inspired by the visits of many high level government officials to the ITA stand at WUF10; and the "Growth Below" video presented by ITACUS won the "top emerging ideas" award at the UN-Habitat Better Cities Film Festival, which was a part of WUF10.

This year, we will continue to stay actively involved in the UN SDGs and other sustainable development goals around the world, so as to make the role of both ITA and the underground industry in sustainable development be widely acknowledged from a higher level, such as the UN, the decision-makers, the investors and other related international organizations.

Last but not least, I would like to take this opportunity to warmly congratulate the Russian Tunnelling Association on its 30th anniversary! 

 Yours sincerely,

Jinxiu (Jenny) Yan
President of ITA 2019-2022‍

BERNAMA

Malaysia to Welcome World Tunnel Congress 2020 - http://mrem.bernama.com/viewsm.php?idm=34544

Travel Daily News – Asia-Pacific

Malaysia to Host World Tunnel Congress 2020 - https://www.traveldailynews.asia/malaysia-to-host-world-tunnel-congress-2020

Free Malaysia Today News

Malaysia to share tunnel technology at world congress next May - https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2019/05/17/malaysia-to-share-tunnel-technology-at-world-congress-next-may/

Malaysia has Tunnelling Training Academy operated by MMC Gamuda and MMC Gamuda has won awards for innovation in i) SMART project, ii) variable density TBM and iii) autonomous TBM - https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2019/11/20/mmc-gamudas-ai-powered-tunnel-driller-wins-top-innovation-award-in-us/

The Sun Daily (Local)

Malaysia to plays host to prestigious World Tunnel Congress 2020 - https://www.thesundaily.my/local/malaysia-to-plays-host-to-prestigious-world-tunnel-congress-2020-HE886845

Berita Harian (Online)

Malaysia jadi tuan rumah WTC 2020 - https://www.bharian.com.my/berita/nasional/2019/05/565019/malaysia-jadi-tuan-rumah-wtc-2020

The STAR (Online)

Malaysia to host prestigious World Tunnel Congress 2020 - https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2019/05/25/malaysia-to-host-prestigious-world-tunnel-congress-2020/

Delve into tunnelling technology at world congress in May -  https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2020/01/31/delve-into-tunnelling-technology-at-world-congress-in-may

Tunnelling Contractor Notches Another Win - https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/11/22/tunneling-contractor-notches-another-win

Mesa De Redaccion

ITA-AITES WTC 2020 - to tackle the arduous challenge of mining in Kuala Lumpur's karstic limestone ground, the variable density TBM was developed by Malaysian engineers and became an industry marvel with the successful delivery of the Klang Valley MRT Line 1 in 2013 

https://mesaderedaccionhoy.blogspot.com/2020/01/ita-aites-wtc-2020-to-tackle-arduous.html 

https://mesaderedaccionhoy.blogspot.com/2020/01/ita-aites-wtc-2020-organizing-president.html

The World of Tunnel

WTC 2020 - More than 2,000 participants are expected to join in the greatest annual meeting of tunnelling and underground space engineers and companies from all walks of the vibrant industry 

https://theworldoftunnel.blogspot.com/2020/01/wtc-2020-world-tunnel-congress-2020.html 

https://theworldoftunnel.blogspot.com/2020/01/wtc-2020-world-tunnel-congress-2020-la.html

Universal Network

Dr Ooi adds on the event highlights. The opening ceremony is expected to be officiated by the world's only nonagenarian prime minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on 18 May 2020

https://ordendeinformacionhoy.blogspot.com/2020/01/dr-ooi-adds-on-event-highlights-opening.html

https://ordendeinformacionhoy.blogspot.com/2020/01/para-enfrentar-el-arduo-desafio-de-la.html

Tecnologia Noticias

The WTC will kick start on Friday and Saturday, 15 & 16 May 2020, with the first ITACET training course to welcome youung tunnellers and those interested in tunnelling and underground space developments - https://tecnologiahoynews.blogspot.com/2020/01/wtc-2020-world-tunnel-congress-2020-wtc.html

Redaccion Azteca

The WTC will kick start on Friday and Saturday, 15 & 16 May 2020, with the first ITACET training course

https://redaccionzteca.blogspot.com/2020/01/the-wtc-will-kick-start-on-friday-and.html 

https://redaccionzteca.blogspot.com/2020/01/destacados-del-evento-se-espera-que-la.html

Noticeiros SVS

Wet-mix Sprayed Concrete: A Modern Supprot Method in Tunnelling and Mining"... ITA-AITES WTC 2020... 

https://noticierossvs.blogspot.com/2020/01/wet-mix-sprayed-concrete-modern-support.html

Noti Mexico

ITA-AITES WTC 2020... The opening ceremony is expected to be officiated by the world's only nonagenarian prime minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on 18 May 2020, Monday morning

https://notimexiconews.blogspot.com/2020/01/ita-aites-wtc-2020-opening-ceremony-is.html

https://notimexiconews.blogspot.com/2020/01/seran-organizados-por-la-institucion-de.html

Mundo Financiero

"Innovation in Tunnel Excavation"... The world's greatest meeting of tunnellers, the ITA-AITES WTC 2020 and the 46th ITA General Assembly 2020 will be organised by The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) in Kuala Lumpur

https://mundofinancieronews.blogspot.com/2020/01/innovation-in-tunnel-excavation-worlds.html

https://mundofinancieronews.blogspot.com/2020/01/ingenieros-progresistas-de-malasia.html

Los Trabajadores

WTC 2020 - Exhibition spaces are now fully booked and more than 150 companies from all over the world are ready to welcome all tunnellers

https://lostrabajadoresnoticias.blogspot.com/2020/01/wtc-2020-world-tunnel-congress-2020.html

https://lostrabajadoresnoticias.blogspot.com/2020/01/dr-ooi-teik-aun-ita-aites-wtc-2020.html

Los Profesionistas

More than 2,000 participants are expected to join in the greatest annual meeting of tunnelling and underground space engineers and companies from all walks of the vibrant industry

 - https://losprefesionistas.blogspot.com/2020/01/more-than-2000-participants-are.html

https://losprefesionistas.blogspot.com/2020/01/la-mayor-reunion-anual-de-ingenieros-y.html

Infosistemas Networks

WTC 2020  in Kuala Lumpur from 15 May to 20 May 2020

https://infosistemasnetworks.blogspot.com/2020/01/in-kuala-lumpur-from-15-to-21-may.html

https://infosistemasnetworks.blogspot.com/2020/01/se-espera-que-mas-de-2000-participantes.html

Los Impulsores

ITA-AITES WTC 2020 Organising Chairman Ir. Dr Ooi Teik Aun announces more than 2,000 participants are expected to join WTC 2020 - https://losimpulsores.blogspot.com/2020/01/ita-aites-wtc-2020-organising-chairman.html

Financial Worlds

WTC 2020 in Kuala Lumpur from 15 May to 20 May 2020

https://financialworldsnow.blogspot.com/2020/01/in-kuala-lumpur-from-15-to-21-may-2020.html

https://financialworldsnow.blogspot.com/2020/01/congreso-mundial-de-tuneles-en-kuala.html

Empresas Sustentables

WTC 2020 to be held in Kuala Lumpur from 15 May to 20 May 2020

https://noticieroempresustenta.blogspot.com/2020/01/this-coming-may-seize-chance-to-visit.html

https://noticieroempresustenta.blogspot.com/2020/01/congreso-mundial-de-tuneles-que-se.html

Agencia Notrix

Malaysia has emerged as one of the most innovative tunnelling countries in the last decade having won at least three major global tunnelling innovation awards

https://agencianotrix.blogspot.com/2020/01/malaysia-has-emerged-as-one-of-most.html

https://agencianotrix.blogspot.com/2020/01/malasia-se-ha-convertido-en-uno-de-los.html

NotiMx

Innovative Malaysia Welcome WTC 2020 to be held from 15 May to 20 May in Kuala Lumpur

https://www.notimx.mx/2020/01/innovative-malaysia-welcomes-wtc-2020.html

https://www.notimx.mx/2020/01/nnovative-malaysia-da-la-bienvenida-al.html

Los Transportadores

https://lostransportadoresnews.blogspot.com/2020/01/congreso-mundial-de-tuneles-wtc-2020.html

Georesources

Innovative Malaysia welcomes WTC 2020

https://www.georesources.net/index.php/global-news/innovative-malaysia-welcomes-wtc-2020 

 


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