LONDON, January 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
London-based International Finance Magazine presented the 2015 award for Best Infrastructure Development Project (Ruta Viva) Ecuador 2015 to Odebrecht at a gala ceremony in the Landmark Hotel in London on November 27, 2015.
The awards in various categories were presented by Peter Meyer, CEO, the Middle East Association (MEA); Dr. Cigdem Kogar, Chief Representative of Central Bank of Turkey in London; Kofi Addo, Head of Trade and Investment, Ghana High Commission; and Thomas Mbun, Head of Treasury and Finance, Ghana High Commission.
Odebrecht, of Brazilian origin, is into engineering and construction, development and operation of infrastructure and energy projects, creating integrated and innovative solutions that serve both their clients and local communities. It exports products to more than 40 countries. It employs close to 170,000 people of over 75 nationalities. With a presence in 21 countries, diversified business activities and a decentralised structure, the company is truly a global organisation.
The company won the award for its execution of the Ruta Viva project, a highway connecting Quito to the Mariscal Sucre airport. The road will also connect the capital to the valleys of Tumbaco and Cumbayá.
José Santos, Country Director (Ecuador) of Odebrecht, said, "We are honoured to receive the International Finance Magazine Award for Best Infrastructure Development Project in Ecuador 2015, for the construction of the Ruta Viva highway. Ruta Viva links the world to Quito and to Ecuador because it connects the country's main international airport to the capital city and surrounding areas. Approximately 200,000 people are benefitted by this highway, which has an average circulation of 50,000 vehicles per day. At Odebrecht, we are very proud to be a global organization and to contribute to the development of each country where we operate, providing the latest know-how and resources while addressing local needs and adapting to local conditions. During these 28 years in Ecuador, Odebrecht has become part of the country's development history. In addition, since we have continuously sought out and trained qualified, motivated Ecuadorians, we are proud to say that they have in turn become part of our company's history."
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