Saskatchewan is recognizing the important roles that engineers play in the province.

March 1 - 7 has been designated Engineering and Geoscience Week in the province.

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan has more than 7,000 members.

Highways and Infrastructure minister Wayne Elhard explained that these members are vital to Saskatchewan's success.

Elhard added that whether it's developing better transportation or industrial and communications systems that make our export-based economy more competitive, they do it with a constant eye to new and innovative engineering methods and practices.