ISSMGE Bulletin: Volume 5, Issue 6

Message to ISSMGE Members
Charles W.W. Ng, Appointed Board Member of ISSMGE

NgIt is my great honour and pleasure to be appointed by the President – Professor JL Briaud as one of 12 Board Members to serve the community of ISSMGE. In this bulletin, I would like to share with you some of my recent experience about promoting and improving the standard of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering in three developing countries in the Far East of Asia and a case history about one of the largest civil, geotechnical and hydraulic engineering projects in the world – the South-to-North Water Diversion Project (SNWDP), which is being planned, designed and constructed in China. This report is therefore divided into two parts, which are composed of Part A – International seminar and Part B – the SNWDP in China (geotechnical aspects).



Plate 1 – Five speakers in Phnom Penh seminar (with courtesy of Dr Ooi)

Under the leadership of the immediate Past President of ISSMGE, Professor Pedro Pinto and the President of the Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society (SEAGS), Dr Ooi Teil Aun from Malaysia, a series of international seminars were organized and held in three developing countries including Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, which are not yet member societies of ISSMGE. Prior to the international seminars, three days of lectures were delivered by Professors Dennes Bergado (together with Ir Dr Lai Yip Poon), Pedro Pinto and myself in Kuala Lumpur from 31 July to 2 August 2011. The contents of the lectures

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