oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Let there be Jobs : from the CEO's desk

Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



It was the famous John F Kennedy who said that it is not the wealth of a nation that builds roads, but the roads that build the wealth of a nation. Engineering students, in their painful passion for essay-writing, have since then agonised over associations between government, infrastructure and the socio-economic development of a nation. It is well known that the great powers in history depended on their transportation infrastructure for economic development - Rome to manoeuvre its armies and commerce, and Britain (via its reliance on the ocean) to open cultural and foreign (albeit colonial) trade between what is now the commonwealth countries, and so on.

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