Rid­ing high on in­no­va­tion win

> Sun­way BRT, Sec­ond Pe­nang Bridge win in­ter­na­tional awards

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS - BY SHAHRIM TAMRIN

KUALA LUMPUR: Sun­way’s Bus Rapid Tran­sit (BRT) line and the Sec­ond Pe­nang Bridge project have been awarded the 2016 Global Road Achieve­ment Awards by the In­ter­na­tional Road Fed­er­a­tion (IRF).

Sun­way Con­struc­tion Sdn Bhd was se­lected as the win­ner for Best Ur­ban Plan­ning and Mo­bil­ity while Jam­batan Ke­dua Sdn Bhd was ad­judged the best en­try in the Con­struc­tion Method­ol­ogy cat­e­gory at the gala din­ner of the Sec­ond IRF Asia Re­gional Congress and Ex­hi­bi­tion held at Sun­way Pu­tra Ho­tel on Wed­nes­day.

Both projects were de­scribed by IRF as “lead­ing the way in in­no­va­tion across ma­jor road and high­way dis­ci­plines”, along­side 12 other projects glob­ally hon­oured this week.

The win­ners of the 12 projects for the IRF awards this year range from a 10km 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 Pe­nang’s Sec­ond Bridge as well as the coun­try’s first el­e­vated BRT in Sun­way.

“By em­body­ing our ideals of bet­ter roads for a bet­ter world, these 12 projects join an elite cir­cle of in­ter­na­tional lau­re­ates,” said IRF pres­i­dent C. Pa­trick Sankey.

He said in the past 16 years, the IRF awards pro­gramme has con­sti­tuted an in­dus­try ref­er­ence for in­no­va­tors across the globe.

The se­lec­tion of the win­ners for the 12 cat­e­gories was con­ducted by an in­ter­na­tional panel of se­nior road de­vel­op­ment spe­cial­ists.

The IRF is a net­work of pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tor mem­bers in more than 70 coun­tries, pro­vid­ing world-class knowl­edge re­sources, ad­vo­cacy ser­vices, and con­tin­u­ing ed­u­ca­tion pro­grammes which of­fer a global mar­ket­place for best prac­tices and in­dus­try so­lu­tions.

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