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New Year Greetings and Letters to VNCOLD
Lettres et Voeux du Nouvel An à CNGBV

New Year Greetings & Letters to VNCOLD

Lettres & Vœux du Nouvel An à CNGBV



from Prof. Luis Berga, President of the International Commission  on Large Dams (ICOLD)


…I  wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year…

Best regards


from Mr. C.V.J. Varma, ICOLD Honorary President


…Thanks and we heartily reciprocate and look forward to visit your great country


 from Prof. Cássio B. Viotti, ICOLD Honorary President 


…I wish you all the best in 2009


 from Mr. Norihisa Matsumoto, ICOLD Vice President


…Thank you for your invitation to Vietnam.
I will sure to attend the ICOLD annual meeting in Hanoi...


from Mr.Peter Mulvihill , ICOLD Vice President


…If I can assist you in my role as a Vice President of ICOLD please do not hesitate to contact me.



from Mr. Kenneth A. Steele, P.E,

President, United States Society on Dams (USSD)


…Thank you very much for the presentation slides and information about the 2010 ICOLD meeting in Viet Nam. I will use these in a presentation to our USSD members at our National Meeting in Nashville, TN next April. I believe that the opportunity to visit Viet Nam in 2010 will be very appreciated by our members. I will continue to encourage participation. 

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year,

With warm regards


de M. Patrick Le Delliou, 

Chef du Bureau d'Etude Technique et de Contrôle des Grands Barrages,
Président du Comité Français des Barrages & Réservoirs (CFBR) 


…Je suis certain que l'année 2009 vous sera profitable, pour préparer notamment une excellente réunion annuelle en 2010 et à laquelle je me ferai une joie de participer.

Veuillez agréer, Monsieur le Président, l'expression de mes sentiments distingués


de M. Lhassan Boufous

Président du Comité Marocain des Grands Barrages (CMGB)


Je … vous présente à mon tour mes meilleurs vœux pour 2009 ainsi qu’un plein succès pour l'organisation de la réunion exécutive de 2010.

Salutations distinguées


de M. François Lempérière, Président du Comité sur l'économies dans la Construction des Barrages (Commission Internationale des Grands Barrages - CIGB),


… Je vous souhaite ainsi qu'au Comité Vietnamien une Heureuse année. Je serai heureux de venir à Hanoï en 2010.

Meilleurs sentiments

de M. Seune Phetsanhane, Président de la Société des Ingénieurs Civils & Architects du Laos


…à cette occasion je tiens également à vous adresser mes meilleurs vœux de Joyeux Noël et de bonnes Fêtes de fin d'année. Que la nouvelle année 2009  soit pour vous et pour votre famille une année de bonne santé de joie et de reussité dans vos activités qu'elles soient pour le CNGBV ou pour autre domaine.

Veuillez agréer , Monsieur le Président, l'expression de mes sentiments amicaux


from Mr. Bjorn Honningsvag, President of the Norwegian National Committee on Large Dams (NNCOLD)


I do look forward to receiving your first announcement for the 2010 Annual Meeting in Hanoi. As you know NNCOLD decided to withdraw our application for hosting the 2010 Annual Meeting, to support the Vietnamese candidacy.

We have now decided to resubmit our application and wish to host the 2011 Annual Meeting of ICOLD at the Olympic City of Lillehammer (Winter Olympics 1994). We sincerely hope that the vietnamese committee will support our candidacy at the voting in Brasilia next year.

I would also like take the opportunity to ask you how you assess the possibilities for us to gain support from the other ICOLD member countries in South-East Asia?

I do look forward to to hearing from you, and I wish you all the best for Christmas and the New Year.

Best regards.


from Prof. FX. Supartono, Vice President of Asian Concrete Federation


In this opportunity, I would like to wish all of you and your family a Merry Christmas and Very Happy New Year.May the New Year 2009 bring more success and happiness to all of you and your family.

With our best wishes.


from Mr. Hyoung-Soo Kim (김형수),

Chairman of Technical Committee on Groundwater Dam (ICOLD)


I bless your success.

Have a nice Christmas and happy New year


from Mr.A.M.Shalaby, Secretary of Egyptian National Committee on Large Dams (ENCOLD);

Mr.Mohamed Abd El Rahman, ENCOLD


On the eve of Christmas and New Year, I wish you a very Marry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. See you in good shape and luck at Brasilia ICOLD Congress next May


from Mr. Adama Nombre, Bourkina Faso


It is my pleasure to recieve your greeting for Christmas.

And the  same good luck to you. I wish we will have chance to meet in the coming new year.

Best regards to you.

de M.Antoine Salamé,

Secrétaire Général du Comité Libanais des Grands Barrages


Le Comité Libanais des Grands Barrages … vous prie de bien vouloir recevoir ses souhaits pour une nouvelle année 2009 porteuse de Joie, de Paix et de Prospérité. Nous ferons de notre mieux pour être à Hanoï en 2010 pour la 78ème réunion annuelle et symposium de la CIGB

from Mr.Hamidou Kébé,

General Secretary of the Malian Committee on Dams,

We would like to wish you too all the best during the new 2009 year. We also wish you good luck in the organization of the 78th Annual Meeting & Symposium of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) to be held in Hanoi in 2010. We will be happy to attend this important forum and to visit you very nice country. 

Very best regards

from Prof. Xu Zeping, Senior Dam Engineer,

China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR)

Chinese Committee on Large Dam (CHINCOLD)


With the coming New Year, on behalf of Chinese Committee on Large Dams (CHINCOLD), I would like to extend my best wishes to you and your large dam committee for a prosperous and blessed 2009. We really appreciate your great help to CHINCOLD and wish to expand our further cooperation in the future.

 On June, 2008, Chinese National Committee on Large Dams has printed a book, State of the Art of Dam Construction in China. It was distributed to all member countries during the 76th Executive Meeting of ICOLD in Sofia. If you haven’t got the book or you want to get some more copies, please contact me. We plan to formally publish the book next year. This publication includes papers focus on key problems and new technical development of China’s large-scale hydropower projects in recent years. It aims to introduce the development and achievements on different types of dam construction and the government policies on environmental protection in China. Your comments and suggestions on the book will be highly appreciated.

We’re planning to publish another book on seismic safety of dam projects next year. The performance of dams during the 5.12 Wenchuan earthquake (8.0 on Richter scale), considerations on development of dam projects in seismic area and dam failure cases studies will be included in the book. The experience and cases from your countries on dam safety during earthquake are also welcomed.

Besides, based on the agreement between CHINCOLD and Brazilian Committee on Large Dams (CBDB) which was signed last month, an International Symposium on Rockfill Dams will be held by CHINCOLD and CBDB in October of 2009, in Chengdu, China. The themes of the symposium include:

  • General (project introduction, history, cases and experiences of rockfill dams )
  • Design and analysis
  • Construction material
  • Construction method
  • Operation, performance and safety monitoring
  • Hydraulic issues and river diversion
  • Super-high CFRD dams and clay core rockfill dams (H>200 m)
  • Earthquake and dam safety of rockfill dams

Technical visit to Zipingpu CFRD which suffered strong earthquake on May 12, 2008 will be arranged. I’ll send the first Bulletin of the Symposium to you soon. You and your colleagues are warmly welcomed to participate in the symposium. If you have any requirements or suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Finally, CHINCOLD has decided to support Dr. Jia Jinsheng, the past vice President of ICOLD, vice president and secretary general of CHINCOLD, to run for the ICOLD president for term of 2009~2012 and we hope that we can get the support from    Committee on Large dams...

 Best wishes

 Sincerely yours


from Mr. Jean-Pierre CHABAL, Coyne-et-Bellier, France


…Je vous souhaite en retour tous mes meilleurs vœux pour une année 2009 aussi heureuse que prospère, ainsi qu’à vos proches et au CNGBV tout entier.

Bien cordialement à vous


from Mr.B. J.  Parmar, India


Thanks for the invitation for ICOLD Vietnam in 2010.



from Dr.Giovanna Lilliu,

DIANA Sales Manager, TNO DIANA BV, The Netherlands


I would like to wish you a very Happy and Prosperous 2009.

I will be looking forward to meeting you soon again.

My best regards


de M. Marc Goichot, Sustainable Infrastructure Senior Adviser
WWF Greater Mekong


Mes sincères remerciements pour vos vœux.
Nous avon bien note les dates de la réunion annuelle du CNGBV.
A mon tour de vous souhaiter un joyeux Noel and une très bonne années 2009 a vous ainsi qu'a votre famille.
Avec mes sentiments distingués,

de Prof. André Lejeune, Université de Liège, Belgique

mes meilleurs vœux


from Prof. Ueda Tamon, Hokaido University, Japan


 I wish you, “A Happy New Year”. EASEC (East Asia and Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction) has been hosted by the leading group in the field of structural engineering in Asian and Pacific countries.  It started in 1986 in Thailand and the last one, EASEC-11 was in Taipei.  The hosting countries for the past EASEC are Australia (1 time), China (1 time), Chinese Taipei (2 times), Indonesia (1 time), Japan (1 time), Korea (1 time), Singapore (1 time), and Thailand (3 times). The next one will be in Hong Kong, China. As you can see the EASEC history above, it has been never hosted in Vietnam.  This is the primary reason why EASEC International Steering Committee (ISC) seeks for the delegate from Vietnam.  ISC members are all requested to attend every EASEC Conference, otherwise ISC will remove their membership (practically two following absence is the criteria).  At every EASEC Conference ISC does have a meeting, in which they evaluate every EASEC Conference, make the plan for the future EASEC Conference and do other relevant works such as award, etc.                                                                

Once again thank you for your interest in EASEC.

Best regards


from Prof. Dr. Ing. Jaromír Říha,

Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic


… I am joining the same wishes of all the best in the year 2009. I hope I could arrange the participation at ICOLD meeting in Vietnam and see you again.

Best regards

from Mrs. Giselle Chasseloup, Coordinator, Collaborative Marketing,

American Society of Civil Engineers, USA


Thank you for your invitation to attend the 78th Annual Meeting & Symposium of ICOLD. If you are interested in non-financial sponsorship, please complete the attached forms. Feel free to send them back to me or to Susan Blodgett, at,  upon completion. 

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year


from Mr.Toru Takahashi, Water Resources Department,

Yachiyo Engineering Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan


May 2009 bring you only joy and success.

from Mr. Peter Amos, Managing Director,

Damwatch Services Ltd., New Zealand

I can say once again that we all enjoyed our visit to Vietnam very much.  We hope we can work together with you again.

Best wishes to you and your colleagues for the new year also.

Kind regards


from Prof. Anders Hjort-af-Ornas, Linköping University, Sweden


I wish you happy 2009 … Thank you … for the invitation to the ICOLD event. I certainly look forward to that one….

Kind regards


de Mme. Jeannine Gajda, Hydrocoop, France 


Je vous remercie de vos voeux et vous souhaite ainsi qu'au Comité Vietnamien une Heureuse année.


from Mr. Feng Minghui ( 明珲), Executive Chief Engineer,

Dep. of structure & materials, IWHR, China


It is my pleasure to recieve your greeting for Christmas. And the  same good luck to you. I wish we will have chance to meet in the coming new year.

Best regards to you



from Ms. Zheng Cuiying, CHINCOLD, China


The Chinese National Committee on Large Dams (CHINCOLD) would like to wish you a Happy New Year….

CHINCOLD is now doing some researches on the comparation of hydropower development in China with the other countries. The information of your country is very importment to us. So your reply to the following questions will be highly appreciated,

1. How much is the total storage capacity of all reservoirs in your country?

2. How much is the Gross theoretical hydropower potential in your country? Technically feasible hydropower potential and the Economically feasible hydropower potential?  How much has been developed?

3. What is the hydro electricity price, coal electricity price and other electricity price? How to decide the different electricity price, by government or by the Market?

Thank you very much. I look forward to your reply.

Sincerely yours


from Mr. Chen Qian, Managing Director, HydrOu, China


Merry Christmas and hope you all the best in 2009.

HydrOu is planning to provide you a Free Profession Information at  for one year round for you .

And also will open Rapid Construction Lecture 1 for dam construction summarized from Three Gorges Project and Shuibuya CFRD designs and constructions. Help to cut your cost in millions.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes


from Mrs. Leslie Eden, HCI, USA


…We look forward to our continued service to you and the entire hydropower community.
Best always

from Mrs. M.R.Roschina (М.Р.Рощина), VNIIG, Russia


Best regards

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