Australian Embassy
Indonesia

Indonesia and Australia Win Joint Award for World Class Roads

Media Release

15 April 2016

Australia and Indonesia have received an international award for outstanding road project management from the International Road Federation.

Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Paul Grigson handed over the award to the Deputy Director for Roads Development, Directorate General of Highways in the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Triono Junoasmono, at an event last night.

“This award shows that when Indonesians and Australians work together we can be world champions,” Ambassador Grigson said.

The accolade recognises excellence in the Eastern Indonesia National Roads Improvement Project (EINRIP). This AUD 300 million partnership helped to build and rehabilitate 395 kilometres of road and 1,300 metres of steel-fabricated bridges across nine provinces in Eastern Indonesia.

“This is a project that has harnessed Australian technical skills and expertise to build infrastructure. It has made it easier, safer and less costly for road users to get to work, attend school, and be part of community life,” Ambassador Grigson said.

EINRIP is a 10-year partnership on roads development between the Government of Australia and the Government of Indonesia. It demonstrates innovative practices in design, construction supervision and general management of roads.

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