CPEC’s KKH Phase-II wins ENR’s Best Bridge / Tunnel Award – China Economic Net
By Tahir Ali
KKH, one of CPEC’s first harvesting projects. [Photo from @AmbNong]
ISLAMABAD: During the 9th edition of the Global Engineering News-Record (ENR) Best Projects Competition, Karakoram Highway Phase-II (Havelian-Thakot), a major connection project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC ), received the Bridge / Tunnel Award for its exceptional design and quality construction.
Among the 30 winning projects, Chinese companies with their qualified engineers and architects executed five projects located in China, Pakistan, Ghana, Rwanda and Tanzania.
China Communications Construction Company Ltd. performed KKH Phase-II. [Photo from @AmbNong]
Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong in a Twitter message while congratulating KKH Phase-II on winning the annual award for the best bridge / tunnel, said, “CPEC boasts of the best bridges and tunnels in the world. . The hard work has paid off with honor ”.
Thakot-Havelian, a 118-kilometer connectivity project falls under the category of early harvest projects. The commercial contract was signed on December 22, 2015 between the National Highway Authority and the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC). China Communications Construction Company Ltd. executed the project worth $ 1,315 million.
KKH Phase-II consisting of six tunnels and 105 bridges [Photo from @AmbNong]
The project includes 105 bridges (including 60 large, 42 medium and three small) and six tunnels including two on the highway and four on the class II highway.
In addition to the Bridge / Tunnel awards, Chinese engineers won awards in the Retail / Mixed-Use Development, Road / Highway and Airport / Port categories.
The Retail / Mixed-Use Development Award was awarded to Guangzhou Yayue Landscape Engineering Co. Ltd. for the Guangzhou Jianhua Center, located in Guangzhou, China.
The Best Airport / Port award went to AECOM and China Harbor Engineering Co. Ltd for the Tema Port Expansion Project – Phase 1, located in Tema, Ghana.
China Road and Bridge Corp. won the Road / Highway Award for the execution of the Kigali Urban Roads Modernization Project (54.56 km), located in Kigali, Rwanda.
Likewise, China Civil Engineering Construction Corp. (CCECC) received an award for the rehabilitation of the Bububu-Mahonda-Mkokotoni road and the upgrading of the Matemwe-Muyuni, Fuoni-Kombeni and Pale-Kiongele roads in Zanzibar, located on Unguja Island, Tanzania. .
This article originally appeared on Gwadar Pro.