Short Stories
KLESF, 2019

AAET President Ir Hong Lee Pee's visit to Vietnam

AAET President Ir Hong Lee Pee's visit to Vietnam, 16th-19th June 2010

AAET President Datuk Ir Hong Lee Pee visited Hanoi on 16-19th June 2010 in response to AAET Fellow Prof. Dr Nguyen Truong Tien's invitation.

Through the arrangement of Prof Nguyen Truong Tien, Ir Hong Lee Pee had paid a courtesy call to the Deputy Foreign Minister of Vietnam, Mr Dao Viet Trung, who is also responsible for the ASEAN community.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vietnam Mr Dao Viet Trung (fourth from right),
AAET President Ir Hong Lee Pee (fifth from right) and AAET Fellow Prof Nguyen Truong Tien (fifth from left)


Hong had briefed Mr Trung on AAET’s various initiatives and extending AAET’s invitation to Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam cum ASEAN Chairman, Dr Pham Gia Khiem Khiem to attend the 2010 IEC held on 30th October 2010 in Kuala Lumpur. 

Mr Trung expressed the Ministry’s intention in supporting the AAET’s initiatives and programmes. Mr Trung also conveyed Dr Pham Gia Khiem, the Deputy Prime Minister’s message that he will not be able to attend 2010 IEC as Vietnam will host the forthcoming ASEAN Summit on the same days. However, Mr Trung promised that the Deputy Prime Minister will send the Minister of Science and Technology, Vietnam to represent him attending the 2010 IEC.

Hong also paid a courtesy call to Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA), meeting with their Vice President Dr Tran Viet Hung.  Hong and Dr Hung had deliberated on the future co-operation opportunities between the two parties. Dr Hung also expressed their supports for AAET’s various initiatives and promised to send representatives attending the 2010 IEC.


VUSTA Vice President Dr Tran Viet Hung (left) presented a souvenir to AAET President Ir Hong Lee Pee
after their discussion. On the Right was AAET Fellow Prof. Nguyen Truong Tien. 


By the invitation of Prof Tien, Hong Lee Pee also attended and presented a paper in the Vietnamese Geotechnical Day Conference, held on 18th June 2010, at the M.O.D Palace Hotel in Hanoi. Prof Tien was also the Organizing Chairman for the Conference. In Hong’s presentation, he shared his past experience on various innovative designs and products in the geotechnical engineering field.


AAET President Ir Hong (third from left) and AAET Fellow Prof Tien (first from left)
with speakers from various countries in the Vietnamese Geotechnical Day Conference