2021 World Transport Convention

South African Academy of Engineering Will Actively Engage in WTC2018

Date:2017-09-27

Prof. Alex Visser, Fellow of the (SAAE) & Professor of the University of Pretoria, together with Prof. Wang Hainian, Vice President of Highway Department of Chang’an University & Chair of WTC Academic Sub-Committee of Highway Engineering and Ms. Sun Xuhong, Deputy Manager of South Africa Landpack Co. Ltd., paid a visit to China Highway & Transportation Society (CHTS) on September 22, 2017. Both parties had a further discussion on cooperation between CHTS and SAAE & South Africa-China Transport Cooperation Center and agreed to co-organize related activities including the 2nd Belt and Road Forum on China-Africa Transport Infrastructure Cooperation, which will be held at WTC 2018.  


Prof. Alex Visser also invited CHTS delegation to attend the Southern African Transport Conference & the 4th International Transport Infrastructure Forum next July. In order to promote in-depth implementation of China-Africa cooperation under the Belt and Road initiative, both parties will continue to organize China-Africa Transport Cooperation Forum which focuses on hot topics in transportation technology research, engineering construction and cooperation during the Conference. 


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In addition, Prof. Alex Visser put forward some suggestions on WTC paper submission & peer-review, keynote speeches and international promotions from the perspective of international organizations.


Prof. Alex Visser made a wonderful presentation at 1st Belt and Road Forum on China-Africa Infrastructure Cooperation this June during WTC 2017. He would like to invited more experts to participated in WTC 2018 and will actively engage in co-organizing the 2nd Belt and Road Forum on China-Africa Infrastructure Cooperation.