Riding high on innovation win
> Sunway BRT, Second Penang Bridge win international awards
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.