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World Tunnel Congress 2017 : After 6 days of innovation sharing and technical conferences, Malaysia elected to host WTC 2020 !

June 20, 2017 Conferences No Comments Email Email

On Wednesday 14th June, during the ITA General Assembly, the 74 member nations of the ITA elected the host nation for WTC 2020. After rigorous scrutiny of the three applicants, the winner was Malaysia with 30 votes, against 22 for Australia. 

Co-organised with The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM), the 2020 World Tunnel Congress will have as its theme “Innovation and Sustainable Underground Serving Global Connectivity”

Dr. Ooi Teik Aun, Chairman of the Tunnelling and Underground Technical Division of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia

A few words about the World Tunnel Congress : 

Held in Bergen, Norway from 9th to 15th June by the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) and the Norwegian Tunnelling Society (NFF), the World Tunnel Congress and 43rd ITA General Assembly were a momentous occasion and an undoubted success for the global tunnelling industry. During the six days, over 1,500 delegates – experts, academics, civil and tunnel engineers – shared their experiences, methodologies and state-of-the-art technologies on different aspects of tunnelling and underground construction. Key issues faced by the industry were discussed in order to achieve a unified industry response to the surface challenges that affect urban populations.

You will find more details in the press release enclosed and more photos of the event via the link below,


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