Bangkok’s Action Plan for Earthquake Disaster Prevention and Mitigation kicks off

Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), Ministry of Interior is in the process of developing an Action Plan for Earthquake Disaster Prevention and Mitigation for Bangkok with the purpose of establishing a safe and secure urban environment against a potential earthquake. DDPM engaged several international experts including Panya Consultants Co., Ltd. (PANYA), a…

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International Conference on Civil Engineering addresses global challenges in education

The Department of Civil Engineering, De La Salle University-Manila in cooperation with the Association of CE Educators of the Philippines (ACEEP) hosted the ICCEE2012 – International Conference on Civil Engineering Education Conference 2012 with the theme “Addressing Global Challenges in Civil Engineering Education” on 9-10 November 2012. The forum was held to establish a platform…

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Initiatives with ADB: ADB’s Transport Forum promotes Sustainable Transportation

“Inclusive and Sustainable Transport” was this year’s theme in the Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s transportation forum held on 6-8 November 2012. The most critical issues facing transport in the Asia Pacific region today was discussed and debated in the forum.  The forum program spanned the breadth of current issues in inclusive and sustainable transport including…

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38 companies join AIT Career Fair

A record number of 38 companies, mostly Thai firms and several industry recruiters from Vietnam and Malaysia joined the bi-annual AIT Career fair held early November. Prof. I. M. Pandey, Vice President for Academic Affairs, welcomed the various company representatives to AIT and thanked all of the organizers, including the many student volunteers. In his…

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Afghanistan’s Ministry of Higher Education strengthens higher education initiatives

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Higher Education is set to further rehabilitate and strengthen the quality of its education system by implementing the project “Strengthening Higher Education Program”(SHEP). The program, funded by the World Bank, focuses on strengthening institutional development, standards and content development, training and professional development, study abroad programs, English language training, and an Afghan…

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UNESCAP and UN HABITAT support Myanmar’s ‘building code’ initiatives

Following the success of its recently completed project “Incorporating Environmental Sustainability and Disaster Resilience in Building Codes,” the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) showed an increased interest to support the Myanmar National Building Code (MNBC) project. Earlier, UNESCAP commissioned an analysis of the building codes of nine countries…

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