It is indeed my great honor and extremely my privilege to take up the very honorable post of the forty-second President of IFAWPCA.
The construction industry forms the foundation of today's society by building, developing and improving infrastructure and creating a harmonious, safe and efficient community for the people. I believe that with the collaboration and cooperation of IFAWPCA member-associations, we can together build better communities, strengthen more societies and further enhance the construction industry in our respective countries.
The world today is changing rapidly. In 2011, Japan was affected by numerous natural disasters and record-high flooding in various provinces of Japan. Similarly, around the world, we see lives perished and towns demolished due to natural disasters. Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines in November last year killed many people, caused power cuts and wiped out many villages.
Under these unfortunate events, we see a pressing need for better measures for disaster prevention and damage reduction both in Japan and around the world, and the construction industry takes an important leading role in this. Better infrastructure realized through innovative technology can take us to greater heights in minimizing the damage wrought about by calamities and natural disasters.
IFAWPCA provides such a venue for unifying our efforts to overcome the challenges besetting the construction industry in the region. Through international fellowship, exchange of information, and establishing cooperative working arrangements, we can find mutually beneficial solutions to problems, and partner up in actualizing the peak of human progress in the industry for the benefit of the common good.
My home-association OCAJI, hand-in-hand with the brotherhood of IFAWPCA commits itself to making this a profound reality!
The next IFAWPCA convention will be held in Tokyo, Japan on 16th - 19th November 2015. Read More »
9th World Chambers Congress Torino, Italy 10-12 June 2015
Organized biennially by the ICC Wold Chambers Federation (WCF), the Congresss is the only international forum for chamber of commerce leaders to share experiences, exchange insights, develop networks and address the latest business issues which affect their communities.
The fraternity of the International Federation of Asian & Western Pacific Contractors’ Associations (IFAWPCA) and the IFAWPCA Permanent Secretariat-Manila joins the Philippine Constructors Association, Inc. (PCA) in mourning the passing away of MR. FELIPE F. CRUZ who passed away on 20 May 2013.
The wake will be held starting tonight at the Sanctuario de San Antonio at Forbes Park, Makati City, Philippines. Interment will be on Saturday, 25 May 2013 where his remains will be brought back to his hometown in Angat, Bulacan.
Indonesian Contractors Association (ICA) is pleased and proud to be the host of the 41st IFAWPCA Convention, which will be held on March 2-5, 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
IFAWPCA convention has become a tradition, where each IFAWPCA members exchange important and up to date information about each country’s economic development and the construction industry as well as meet up with good friends from the Asia and West Pacific region.
This 2014 convention will feature conference, seminar, construction exhibition, awarding ceremony and other cultural/entertaining events. The seminar will present professional speakers to share their experience and knowledge inline with the theme, “Infrastructure for a Better Future.”
The Builders Association of India (BAI) is the apex of all India construction association and one of the premier institutions of its kind with a 70 year old heritage. With direct membership of 13,000 builders and contractors, and indirect membership of 50,000 through various regional associations affiliated to it.
March 16, 2012 Global Challenges in Construction Industry IFAWPCA Secretariat Construction Expo 2012 organized by the Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) together with the Presidential award winning company Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services (Pvt) Ltd (LECS) will be held from the 29th, 30th of June to the 01st of July 2012 at the BMICH, Sri Lanka. Read More »