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Proceedings of the XXIInd World Road Congress - Durban 2003

From 19 to 25 October 2003, th XXIInd World Road Congress and the associated exhibition organized in Durban by the World Road Association and the South African Organizing Committee gathered together over 3500 persons from 108 countries.

Proceedings of Durban 2003 Congress available online!

The Final Proceedings DVD of the XXIInd World Road Congress is available as a dedicated website at the following address: https://proceedings-durban2003.piarc.org/

The final Proceedings of the Congress contain:

  • a presentation of the venues of this event,
  • the general program of the congress, the program of each session together with its introductory report,
  • national reports prepared in reply to the enquiry launched by some Strategic Theme Coordinators,
  • individual papers selected by the PIARC Technical Committees or Strategic Theme coordinators on several issues to complement the work done within the Technical Committees,
  • the transcript of the Ministers' session,
  • the list of the participants,
  • information about the exhibition,
  • the winning essays of the PIARC Prizes 2003 international competition launched by PIARC in 2001,
  • the PIARC Activity report which covers the activity of the association between the last World Road Congress in Kuala Lumpur in 1999 and Durban.
  • a selection of photos and short videos are provided to remember the first World Road Congress organized by PIARC in the sub-Saharan Africa

Proceedings of the World Road Congress in DVD

The World Road Association makes available the Proceedings of the Durban World Congress on DVD: