The award ceremony was held in the framework of the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi. The award was handed in to Chairman of the Board of the State Company Sergei Kelbach by the Minister of the Economic Development of the Russian Federation Maksim Oreshkin.
A significant contribution of the state company to the development of new tools and forms of cooperation with small and medium-size enterprises was noted, since these efforts make it possible to involve SMEs in implementation of the road infrastructure projects through PPPs.
It is not the first ROSINFRA award for Avtodor. In 2017, the company has become the best in the PPP Innovation category, and in 2015, it received the award in two nominations – Qualified Customer and the Best Transport Project for the implementation of the construction project “New high-speed highway Moscow - St-Petersburg on 543rd km - 664th km section”.
ROSINFRA is a professional award which is given for practical achievements in infrastructure development and public-private partnerships. It was founded by the PPP Development Center with the support of the Chamber of Commerce of the Russian Federation, Russian Public Organization “Business Russia”, and Agency for Strategic Initiatives.
85 applications from 38 territorial entities of the Russian Federation were filed at the end of 2017, out of which the winners in 11 main categories and one special category beyond the competition program were selected. The winners were selected by the jury composed of the representatives of the State Duma and the Federation Council, the relevant federal ministries, as well as heads of the leading development institutions and public organizations.