Having won a coveted award as the Best Global Project to Sign, Gautrain earned the respect of the international Public Private Partnership (PPP) industry at the tenth annual Public Private Finance Awards evening held on 29 April in London.

The Awards are the biggest event in the PPP industry, attended by over 1,400 people last year. The winners are picked by an independent panel of partnership experts to highlight the best deals and companies in the market. The competition is held by the Public Private Finance magazine, a respected publication about PPP projects in the United Kingdom and Europe.

As one of 22 category winners, judges recognised Gautrain’s expertise to overcome the unique engineering and socio-economic developmental requirements of this PPP project. Geological difficulties, the intricate topography of Gauteng and the unique socio-economic deliverables of Gautrain Project made it a deserving winner. Other PPP projects shortlisted in the Best Global Project to Sign category were Britannia Mine Water Treatment Plant and The Conference Centre Dublin.

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