Message by IEM President


Message by Ir. Dr Tan Yean Chin, IEM President

ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress 2020 (WTC 2020) and 46th General Assembly, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


My heartiest congratulations to The Institution of Engineers Malaysia for bringing to Malaysia the ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress (WTC 2020) and 46th General Assembly which will be held from 15th -21st May 2020 at KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.

This prestigious congress will see the convergence of renowned speakers and delegates from around the world to our shores and will serve as a platform for knowledge exchange on the latest innovations, trends and advances in all areas of tunnelling, from tunnel project planning, design, construction and tunnel service life strategies, and how these can support sustainability and connectivity.

With the theme “Innovation and Sustainable Underground Serving Global Connectivity”, WTC 2020 will indeed be the world’s leading tunnelling event. By identifying the challenges in sustainable tunnelling, we will be able to fully understand where we are now and how we can use the right engineering technologies to create opportunities upon which to build the future. Thus, I truly believe that the respective invaluable experiences and insights by the speakers and delegates will add to the enrichment of the engineering fraternity.

Besides taking advantage of the networking and learning opportunities during the congress, I hope the speakers and delegates will take this opportunity to experience the many facets of our country. We are proud of our rich cultural heritage, our million-year-old rainforests, beautiful islands and modern cities. We have a great wealth of culture, cuisine, festivals and exciting events all year round, offering you an exciting time in Malaysia.

On behalf of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia, I welcome you to Malaysia for a successful congress and may all of you have a pleasant stay in Malaysia.

Warmest Regards,

Ir. Dr Yean Chin Tan
IEM President