Doha airport wins coveted New York award
Hamad International Airport (HIA) recently won the 'Strategic Project of the Year' award at the 2015 Global Projects of the Year
Doha’s airport, Hamad International Airport (HIA) has received its first major accolade during the 2015 Global Projects of the Year awards ceremony in New York.
HIA was one of five nominees shortlisted in the category of 'Strategic Project of the Year' which it won ahead of Egypt's Suez Canal, the SAGE Middle East to India deepwater gas pipeline, the Sinma-Ngayok Bay Area Development in Myanmar, CASA-1000 in Pakistan and the Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike in the Philippines.
Riyadh's King Abdulaziz Airport was also named Engineering Project of the Year.
The winners were selected by industry executives from around the world and the ceremony took place at the eighth Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum, organised by CG/LA Infrastructure.
Badr al Meer, Chief Operating Officer at HIA, said: "This award is one that makes HIA and Qatar proud. Following a decade of pioneering design, engineering and construction work, HIA is a flagship national project and one of the most ambitious and strategic global projects undertaken, as has been attested by this award."
The theme of this year's event was 'Build, Build, Build: Generating Global Growth', and focused on infrastructure as the catalyst for the growth of key economies around the world, including Qatar, with more than 400 executives from 40 countries participating and project presentations from 28 countries.
"It is an honour to recognise these project sponsors who are changing the economic, competitive, and opportunity landscapes of their countries. Their innovative ways of directing, designing and funding infrastructure builds are changing the way we think about infrastructure development and will leave a lasting impact on the industry," said Norman F Anderson, President and CEO of CG/LA Infrastructure.