October 18, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -

The International Road Federation has announced today the winners of the 2016 IRF Global Road Achievement Awards at a special ceremony held during the 2nd IRF Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition.

This year, the IRF honors12 projects from around the world, each leading the way in innovation across major road & highway disciplines. The selection was made by an international panel of senior road development specialists.

"Much of the transport sector's accomplishments are unnoticed by the hundreds of millions of people who benefit so greatly from the availability of safe, smart and interconnected road networks," said IRF Chairman Abdullah Al-Mogbel. "This is precisely why the IRF's Global Road Achievement Awards provide a rare opportunity to celebrate our industry's successes, and highlight how our work supports broader societal goals."

"For the past 16 years, our awards program has constituted an industry reference for innovators across the globe," said IRF President & CEO C. Patrick Sankey. "Year after year, our sector demonstrates that it is a source of cutting-edge solutions that makes a difference in our communities. By embodying our ideal of better roads for a better world, these 12 projects join an elite circle of international laureates."

The winning projects this year range from a 10 km bridge that blends into the natural landscape of the Qiantang River (China), to the Ras Al Khor Crossing (UAE) built to the highest quality management standards, and to Malaysia’s first elevated Bus Rapid Transit project.

Winners of the 2016 GRAA competition:

Asset Preservation & Maintenance Management
The Roads & Transport Authority – Traffic & Roads Agency of Dubai, UAE
Asset preservation and maintenance management system for transport, roads, and traffic in Dubai.

Construction Methodology
Jambatan Kedua Sdn. Bhd.
Second Penang Bridge

Design
Zhejiang Jiashao Bridge Investment & Development Co., Ltd.
Jiashao Bridge Project

Environmental Mitigation
Bechtel Enka General Partnership
Kosovo Route 6 Motorway Project

Program Management
Romanian National Company of Motorways and National Roads and Louis Berger
Timisoara-Lugoj Motorway

Project Finance & Economics
Road Infrastructure Development Company of Rajasthan Ltd.
Rajasthan Mega Highways Project

Quality Management
Roads & Transport Authority – Traffic & Roads Agency; Dubai
Ras al Khor Crossing

Research
Worcester Polytechnic University, RAP Technologies, EMPA, and Latvian State Roads
100% Recycled Hot-Mix Asphalt research project

Safety
Volvo Group Latin America - Brazil
Volvo Traffic Safety Program

Technology, Equipment & Manufacturing
Lindsay Transportation Solutions
Golden Gate Bridge Moveable Median Barrier

Traffic Management and Intelligent Transportation Systems
Far Eastern Electronic Toll Collection Co, Ltd.
FETC Innovation from Highway Toll to ITS Taiwan Smart City

Urban Planning & Mobility
Sunway Construction Sdn. Bhd.
Bus Rapid Transit – Sunway Line

Detailed information on each of these projects is available from www.irf.global/graa

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