July 17 Welcoming Remarks

Jong-kul Lee is the fifth-term congressman of the current ruling party (Democratic Party), who serves on the Science, ICT, Broadcasting and Communications Committee and the special committee on Judicial Reform. He also serves as chairman of the special committee on Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the March 1st Independence Movement from Japan and the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea established in Shanghai, China, on April 11, 1919. He has served as the floor leader of the Democratic Party and chairman of the Education, Science and Technology Committee. He is the President of the Korea-China Cultural Association. He served as chairman of National Basketball Association.

In Suck Koh is the President of Seoul Institute of Technology (SIT). He has served for the Seoul Metropolitan City as Director of Safety Management Headquarters, Director of Urban Infrastructure Headquarters, Vice Director of Office of Waterworks, Director of Facility Safety Bureau in Urban Safety Office and Director of Road Management Bureau in Urban Transportation Headquarters. He also served as a visiting professor of civil engineering at the University of Seoul.

Moonkyung CHUNG is the Vice President of Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT). He started working at KICT since 1995 where he has been crossing path with various geotechnical issues associated with foundations and geo-environmental engineering. He is an active member of Korean Geotechnical Society and Korean Society of Civil Engineers: currently serving the both Societies in the capacity of Vice President.

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