Prof. Ken Kawamoto visited National University of Civil Engineering in Vietnam and attended “The 9th International Forum on Green Technology and Management (IFGTM 2019)” in Hanoi
Professor Ken Kawamoto
Prof. Ken Kawamoto (the author) visited National University of Civil Engineering (NUCE) in Hanoi, Vietnam from 22nd to 30th September 2019. NUCE is one of top ranked universities in the field of engineering in Vietnam and now promotes JST-JICA Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) project in 2018-2022 together with Saitama University (Project title: Establishment of Environmentally Sound Management of Construction and Demolition Waste and Its Wise Utilization for Environmental Pollution Control and for New Recycled Construction Materials in Vietnam. Project manager of SATREPS project in Japan side is Ken).
Ken met Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Hoang Giang, Director of international corporation department of NUCE (Project manager of SATREPS project in Vietnam) and other SATREPS members and had several research meetings on our SATREPS activities. Especially, we held a Technical Standard Committee Meeting to formulate a new Vietnam technical standard for unbound roadbed materials using recycled aggregates. Not only members from NUCE but also government offices from Ministry of Construction and Department of Construction in Hanoi City participated in the meeting and we discussed detail technical requirements for the new Vietnam standard.
On 27th September, Ken attended the 9th International Forum on Green Technology and Management (IFGTM 2019) held in NUCE and provided a keynote speech entitled “Emerging Role of Geoenvironmental Engineering for Developing Appropriate Technologies on Environmental Pollution Control and Infrastructure Development”. More than 100 persons attended in the international forum. In the forum, we also held SATREPS Session on Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) Management. A total of 8 presentations we had in the SATREPS session and had a fruitful discussion to promote sustainable CDW management and recycling in Vietnam. After closing ceremony of the forum, Ken was invited to the forum dinner together with forum organizing members and other keynote speakers. In the dinner, we enjoyed talk about future research collaboration, education system in Vietnam, cultures, history, and foods in Vietnam.