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International Seminar "Disaster & Risk Management for Roads"

07-08 November 2018, Hanoi (Vietnam)

This international seminar was co-organized by the Technical Committees A.3 "Risk Management" and E.3 "Disaster Management" of the World Road Association (PIARC). The aim of the seminar was to exchange and disseminate the latest, national and international management technology for improving risk management in project and organization, and resilience process for disaster. In order to achieve this goal, national and international expertise on risk and disaster management from public authorities, private companies and academic sectors met together at Hanoi.

Preparatory documents for the International Seminar

Summary of the Seminar

The two-day seminar consisted of four keynote presentations, eight technical sessions and panel discussion with 120 participants including experts from governments, highway companies and the private sectors both from Vietnam and abroad.

During the seminar, several topics related to wide variety aspect of risk and disaster management for roads were discussed including international experiences with presentations from Australia, Austria, Czech, Denmark, Greece, Korea, Mexico, Indonesia, Japan, and Slovenia.

The local participants were mainly from the district road engineers who are in charge of risk and disaster management in their districts. There were a lot of hot and practical questions from the audience. Among the wide variety discussion generated during the seminar, most of the discussion was payed to the importance of organizational risk management, project risk management, disaster response management, and mitigation management. This reflected the experience of recent risk management and disaster management practices.

International Seminar Program - 07-08 November 2018
International Seminar on Disaster and Risk Management for Roads

Day 1 - 07 november 2018


Opening Session

Photo Session

Technical Session



Session II


Session III


Session IV 

Protective Solutions and Rehabilitation of Road and Bridges due to Risk/Disaster in Vietnam - Tong Tran Tung - VIBRA (Vietnam)

Consequences of Storm Events for Highway Operators and Future Preventive Measures - Heimo Berghold and Rupert Gartler - ASFiNAG (Austria)

Susceptibility Risk Analysis and Natural Hazards - Road Network Segments at Trans Sumatera Toll Road - Ardhian Z. R* et Anisyah Harti - Hutama Karya (Indonesia)

EPS Construction Method Used to Alleviate the Ground Disaster of Road - Satoshi Kobayashi, Kenichi Higashihihara, Pham Hoang Kien, Naoyuki Hirahara and Takeharu Konami - Okasan Livic (Japan)


Conclusion of Day 1

Day 2 - 08 november 2018

Session V


Session VI


Session VII


Session IIX


Closing Session

Conclusion of Day 2

Slideshow of the International Seminar in Hanoi