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Our Gratitude to

Mr. Arkhom Termpittayapaisith

On behalf of Asian Transportation Research Society (ATRANS), we wish to express our sincere congratulations to Mr. Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, a Councilor of The Council of State, Former Finance Minister, Former Transport Minister, and Former NESDB Secretary-General for the entitlement of “The Srisaket‘s Statesperson” given by Srisaket Cultural Council and Private Sector and Associates in Srisaket Province.

His Excellency Arkhom has dedicated his life as a civil servant developed a series of directorships in Thailand’s economic think-tank including infrastructure planning, worked with ASEAN Countries to implement physical connectivity, led the country’s policy to shift towards rail development, launched intercity rail system and high speed rail projects, and revitalized Thailand’s economy after the COVID-19 pandemic in provision of the financial support schemes for low-income households, tax reductions, among others at NESDB, MOT, and MOF. His excellency also plays an outstanding role in contributing knowledge and experiences to his hometown at Sri-Sa-Ket Province. Hence, we wish to congratulate His Excellency Arkhom once again for this honorable entitlement.

16th ATRANS Annual Conference

Transportation for a Better Life: "Transforming Towards Decarbonization, Safety, and Sustainability”

1 September 2023

the Chatrium Grand Bangkok Hotel

Dear Distinguished ATRANS Conference Participant,

On behalf of ATRANS Conference Organizing Committee, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to you for joining our 16th ATRANS Annual Conference on Transportation for a Better Life: Transforming Towards Decarbonization, Safety, and Sustainability,” took place on 1 September at the Chatrium Grand Bangkok Hotel. We appreciate you We certainly hope that the conference has been all that you expected it to be such as for discussion and exchange of many experiences, suggestions, and opinions with decisions makers, practitioners and researchers from ASEAN countries and beyond. We also hope that you have taken the opportunity to make new friends and renew old acquaintances in this gathering.

We have been very fortunate to have a group of well-known experts in their respective fields participated in our conference. This group includes Professors, Doctors, Executive Chairman, Directors, Managers, Researchers, Consultants, Board Members and Regular Members, as well as the other key agencies from public and private sectors for instance, MOT, MOI, MOST, MOPH, NESDC, NSTDA, Japanese Embassy, UNESCAP, WHO, JICA, TDRI, HONDA, AIT, and universities from domestic and from ASEAN neighboring countries. Their involvement resulted in a success of both the conference and the attached program of AYRF paper presentation sessions as well as the poster sessions.

When planning an event such as this, it is imperative to gain the participation of the experts from multidisciplinary fields. Your willingness to support and join the conference was critical to the success of this event. The conference was not meant to be a single event, but a starting point for the work that must be done to mitigate the problems to make “Transportation for a Better Life.”

We are in the process of collecting the pictures taken at the conference event. They will soon be available for downloading in a week. You can find the conference picturesque activity in our ATRANS Facebook by following the link https://www.facebook.com/atransociety.official/. I wish you the very best of luck and success in your career and I am looking forward to your participation and support again in the next ATRANS Annual Conference in 2024.

Yours sincerely,

Tuenjai Fukuda, Dr. Eng.
ATRANS Secretary – General and Chair of Conference Organizing Committee


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