Thursday, August 21, 2008

International Road Federation Award

I am very happy to be associated with the developers and operators of one of the best expressways on the planet. Attica Tollway is longer than H-1, H-2 and H-3 freeways combined. It was built between 1998 and mid-2004 in Athens, Greece as part of the infrastructure for the 2004 Olympic Games.

In 2006 the 6-lane wide Attica Tollway won the award as the safest expressway. And now it won the award as the most environment friendly expressway by the International Road Federation!


Dear Panos,

Thank you very much for your outstanding help with the application of Attica Tollway to the International Road Federation. As you can see from the attached, IRF has awarded to our Organization the Global Road Achievement Award on Environmental Mitigation.

This is a great honor for us and on behalf of our Board of Directors and the 1200 people of Attica Tollway I want to thank you very much for your help and support. Much of this credit belongs to you and we appreciate very much the good effort.

All the best and much more,

Sincerely yours,

Bill Halkias

Bill M. Halkias, PE
Chief Executive Officer
Attica Tollway Operations Authority
Attikes Diadromes SA
41.9 Km of Attiki Odos
Peania 19 002 - Greece
tel: + 30.210.6682000
fax: + 30.210.6635578
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The text of the award letter can be seen below.

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