Works Minister leads Malaysian Delegation to the 25th World Road Congress (WRC) 2015 in Seoul, Korea

One of the largest delegations to the 25th World Road Congress 2015 in Seoul, Korea was from Malaysia. The close to 100-member delegation was led by the Minister of Works Dato’ Sri Haji Fadillah bin Haji Yusof. The delegation included seven members of a cultural group from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia who showcased the Malaysia’s traditional dances at the Malaysian Pavilion.

The Malaysia Pavilion was officially opened by the Minister of Works Dato’ Sri Haji Fadillah bin Haji Yusof. The short and simple ceremony on 2 November at 6.00 pm was attended by officials of PIARC, other exhibitors and members of the Malaysian Delegation. The design of the pavilion was a modern concept of a Malay traditional structure.

Over and above the enlightening pictorial display and video presentations on Malaysia’s road infrastructure development at the pavilion, the entertaining performances of the cultural group was a major draw to the pavilion. The inaugural performance was held following the official opening of the pavilion by the Minister. There were two performances daily throughout the duration of the exhibition, at around noon and in the evening.

As it had been the norm, a REAM Delegation dinner was organised on 2 November. The guest of honour was the Minister of Works who graced the occasion.  Dato’ Sri Haji Fadillah bin Haji Yusof who was very much impressed with the workings of the WRC requested a study be made on the possibility and viability of hosting the 27th WRC in Malaysia in 2023.

REAM also organised a 2-night 3-day post congress study tour to Busan beginning 6 November.

The Minister of Works, Malaysia Dato’ Sri Haji Fadillah bin Haji Yusof at the 25th WRC Ministerial Session.


The Official opening of the Malaysian Pavilion by the Minister of Works, Malaysia.


View of the Malaysian Pavilion 


View of the Malaysian Pavilion


Performance by the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Cultural Group following the official opening ceremony of the pavilion.


The colourful Malaysian cultural performances were popular with the foreign delegates.


Some of the Malaysian delegates during the study tour to Busan.


Malaysian delegates from the state of Sabah during a congress organised technical visit in Seoul.


The REAM Honorary Secretary General Dato’ Ir. Dr. Ashaari bin Mohamad delivering a talk on REAM and Malaysia at the PIARC Pavilion.