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We are super excited to share that the IHE UK has recognised Middle East as an emerging market for cutting edge Highway Engineering.

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Middle East Branch Committee

Javad Akhtar

Pankaj Saini
Vice Chair

Kahlid Syed
Vice Chair

Irfan Mian
Honorary Secretary

Muhammad Sheikh
Honorary Treasurer

News Corner

March 2021

Middle East Branch Vice Chair interviewed by the Highways Magazine

After the exciting news about the launch of a new international branch of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE), covering the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, Dominic Browne speaks to its vice-chairman, Khalid Mahmood (left), about connecting the world of highways, and the key priorities in his part of the world

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April 2020

– During the current COVID-19 crisis, most of us are limited to their homes and are practicing social distancing. We take this opportunity to connect through social media with highway engineers across the middle east and invite them to join the IHE, through IHE-ME.

-This week, in terms of memberships, we have crossed the 50 mark and are fast growing in numbers. In addition to Qatar, we have reached out to our fellow highway engineers in UAE, KSA, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman and the responses are promising.

– IHE has recently launched a weekly step by step guideline to get professionally registered. Let’s try to benefit from this program spread over 6 weeks, as our first steps in the direction of professional recognition, a hallmark of competence, demonstrated at a global platform.

– Here in Doha, in view of the COVID-19 and in compliance with the national and international advisories, we have suspended our IHE-ME meetings till further notice. However, we remain committed during this period to keep working as much as possible to further the cause of IHE-ME in supporting and facilitating the professional development of the highway engineers in the middle east.

I wish you and your families stay safe as we collectively defeat Corona virus in the hope of a better tomorrow.

Syed Khalid Mahmood
Vice Chair, IHE-ME


March 2020

-Rebranding of the middle east branch is followed by a restructuring of the Core Committee of IHE-ME as follows:
Chair – Ali El Jaber
Vice Chair – Pankaj Saini
Vice Chair – Syed Khalid Mahmood
Hon. Secretary – Mian Irfan
Hon. Treasurer – Muhammad Usman Sheikh

-The current focus of IHE-ME is to reach out across the Middle East, specifically the GCC region, to strengthen its membership base. Highway engineers, who reside in a GCC-member country and who fulfil the IHE membership criteria are welcomed to utilize the special membership discount offered by IHE-UK for 2020. We need you to join hands with us in reaching out to fellow highway engineers in the GCC to broaden our membership base. For more information on the membership discount, please contact IHE-ME on its official email id: MIDDLE_EAST@THEIHE.ORG

-In view of the recent spread of COVID-19 in the Middle East, we have postponed the IHE-ME inauguration event planned in Doha, Qatar, with the consent of IHE-UK. A new date for the inauguration event shall be decided in the future, based on the regional situation and availability of the IHE-UK leadership and posted on the IHE-ME website.

-Planning is underway for organizing a schedule of CPD events/trainings to be initiated in Doha, Qatar. The final schedule will be posted on the website, when available.

We at IHE-ME are determined to facilitate highway engineers in the GCC in professional development through events, training and advice on professional registrations etc and need your strong support to make this happen.

Syed Khalid Mahmood
Vice Chair, IHE-ME

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