An overseas construction project of China Civil Engineering Construction Corp (CCECC) won the Award of Merit during the sixth Global Best Projects competition recently held by Engineering News-Record (ENR), an American magazine that provides news, analysis, data and opinion for the worldwide construction industry.
The project is the stadium and sports facilities for the 2017 Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu. Under a tight schedule, the company, a subsidiary of China Railway Construction Group Co Ltd, completed the project within 15 months, showing the high efficiency of Chinese companies.
Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai said at the handover ceremony that it guaranteed the sports event will be held as scheduled and expressed thanks for the support of the Chinese government and the great effort the company has made.
More than 2,000 players from 24 countries and regions attended the 2017 Pacific Mini Games at the Vanuatu stadium in December 2017, one month after the construction.
After the event, the stadium was open to the public. CCECC will operate the stadium for one year. It will also train local maintenance personnel to help the population benefit from the project in the long run.
The panel of judges picked a diverse set of 22 projects hailing from 14 countries and regions in 15 categories. The Vanuatu project was enrolled in the sports category. Four projects submitted by Chinese companies were awarded in this year’s competition.
The annual selection examined safety performance, innovations, challenges, design and construction quality - with emphasis on the diversity of global project teams and their collaboration. It also considered how the project benefits the local community and construction industry.
(Executive editor: Hao Wen)