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Infrastructure projects of the year to be announced at Forum in Sochi

14 February
The Roscongress Foundation and the Public-Private Partnership Development Centre are to hold the ROSINFRA National Infrastructure Award ceremony at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi on 15 February. The 2017 winners will be announced in 17 award categories. A total of 85 award applications from 38 regions of Russia have been filed. The winners will be selected by a jury including representatives of the State Duma and the Federation Council, relevant federal ministries, as well as heads of the leading financial institutions and public organizations.

The awards will be given to the best projects in the transport, utilities, and social sphere. The nominated projects include the Khabarovsk bypass, a bridge over the Chusovaya River in the Perm Region, the fourth section of the Central Ring Road, the Ufa eastern bypass, a medical rehabilitation centre in the Leningrad Region, a federal project by the Russian Healthcare Ministry in Yekaterinburg, a dialysis centre in Udmurtia, heat and water supply facilities in the Tyumen, Rostov, Sverdlovsk and Moscow Regions, construction of waste recycling plants in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area and in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Murmansk and Vologda Regions, and others. Awards will also be given to entities and municipalities acquiring professional skills and using the most advanced approaches to preparing PPP projects. Private investors, bankers and consultants will also be considered in separate categories. Among the leading regions are St. Petersburg, the Samara, Kaluga and Tula Regions, the Khabarovsk Territory and the Kama Region. The shortlisted nominees also include State Company Avtodor, the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Gazprombank, VTB Capital, VIS Group, Avtoban Road Building Company, State Company Platnaya Doroga, Russian Utility Systems, Stroyproekt Engineering Group, Avtodor Invest and others.

The award ceremony will be held as part of the ‘Infrastructure mortgages: public-private partnership 2.0’ session, with the agenda including new approaches to raising private investment in development of the public infrastructure, as well as the key avenues of the ‘Infrastructure Mortgage’ programme developed by the Ministry for Economic Development for the Government. The moderator is Maxim Oreshkin, Minister for Economic Development of the Russian Federation. The panellists include heads of relevant ministries, state-owned companies and development institutes, heads of major financial institutions and infrastructure companies, and heads of some constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
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