ITA-AITES WORLD TUNNEL CONGRESS 2007
“Underground Space – the 4th Dimension of Metropolises”
& the 33rd ITA-AITES GENERAL ASSEMBLY
held May 5 – 10, 2007, in Prague, Czech Republic

organized by the Czech Tunnelling Committee ITA/AITES
on behalf of the International Tunnelling Association ITA-AITES
under the auspicies of the Mayor of the City of Prague
and the Minister for Regional Development
in the Prague Congress Centre

Message for the ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress 2007
and 33rd ITA-AITES General Assembly participants

The Czech Tunnelling Committee ITA/AITES, the organizer of the Congress, would like to express its pleasure and thanks to all Congress guests and ITA-AITES representatives for their visit to Prague and participation in the Congress. We have received many messages with words of recognition and appreciation of the congress course regarding both to the technical and social programme as well. We are grateful for this positive evaluation of the Congress and are holding it very dear.
We would like to thank all of those who contributed to the success of the Congress, above all to:

  • the authors who submitted their contributions to the Congress proceedings,
  • the lecturers who contributed to the high professional level of the technical programme of the Congress and Educational Workshop by their excellent presentations,
  • the exhibitors and authors of posters
  • the ITA sponsors and Congress sponsors

Special thanks belong to those who put their trust in the Czech Tunnelling Committee at the 2004 General Assembly in Singapore and enabled to organize the WTC 2007 in Prague.
We also thank the representatives of the ITA-AITES who participated in the preparation of the Congress or during its course. And, of course, all of those who worked in the WTC 2007 Organising Committee and Scientific Council, as well as Guarant International agency’s and Bonus agency´s organizing teams.

Ing. Ivan Hrdina
Chairman of the CTuC ITA/AITES

Ing. Georgij Romancov, CSc.,
Chairman of the WTC 2007 Organizing Committee

Prof. Ing. Jiří Barták, DrSc.,
Chairman of the WTC 2007 Scientific Council