The international training course in Vientiane was held successfully

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Within the framework of Training Cooperation Contract signed between University of Transport and Communications (UTC) and Lao Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) dated  on Feb. 17, 2014 on the cooperation in training and upgrading the professional qualification for the staff of Lao transport sector, since then four training courses have been jointly organized. The first training course with the topic “Risk Management in Construction” was taught by Professor of UTC. The next three courses focusing on the field of Road Infrastructure Asset Management were taught by Japanese and Vietnamese professors. This is also the result of the cooperative activities between UTC and Kyoto University – Japan during the past 12 years.

On two days Sep. 14-15, 2017, the training course of Road Infrastructure Asset Management was organized at the Public Works and Transport Training Institute (PTTI) which is belong to MPWT attracted the participation of 19 learners from various agencies such as Road Department, Vientiane Public Works and Transport Department, National University of Laos, Public Works and Transport Research Institute, Public Works and Transport Division of Lao districts. The training course was also honored to welcome Deputy Minister of MPWT H.E Santisouk Simmalavong to attend the Opening Ceremony and deliver a welcome speech.  In a respectable and dignified atmosphere, the learners were provided with new concepts and knowledge in collecting, managing and exploiting bridge and road traffic data as well as planning for maintenance and cost calculation. It is important that the lectures emphasized the issue of “The sooner the maintenance is, the less the cost is” which has rarely been cared before in developing countries due to the limited funding.

The implementation of the training courses in Laos has expressed the interest in fostering the cooperation between UTC and the Lao agencies, contributing to the friendship between Laos and Vietnam to become forever green and sustainable.


VTS – International Cooperation Department.

Some photos:

Deputy Minister of Lao MPWT attends the Opening Ceremony.


Director of International Cooperation Department of UTC Mr. Vu Tien Sy makes the opening speech.


Professor Kobayashi - Kyoto University gives the lecture.


Closing and issuing Certificates