Tehran metro among ITA Tunneling Awards finalists

August 6, 2017 - 19:39

TEHRAN —Tehran metro line 6 is among the four finalists at International Tunneling and Underground Space Association (ITA) Tunneling Awards 2017 in the category of ‘major project of the year’.

Tehran metro line 6 is vying against three other major project of Confederation LRT Line in Canada, Delhi Metro Phase 3 Expansion of networks, and Qatar Rail Metro. The winner will receive a 500-million-euro award.  

Launched in 2015 by the International Tunneling and Underground Space Association, the first two editions of the ITA Tunneling Awards gathered more than 450 attendees and 200 candidacies. 

A few months before the event, the judges have examined the submitted candidacies and selected a list of finalists for each of 9 categories.

The 17-strong expert judging panel, chaired by the ITA President Tarcisio Celestino, has concluded its deliberation and based on the detailed evaluation, 30 entries have been chosen as finalists and will participate in the second evaluation stage to determine winners.
From November 13 to 16, the leading international specialists in tunneling industry will gather in Paris for the French Tunneling and Underground Space Association (AFTES) Congress and on November 15, a one-day event, is dedicated to the presentation of the finalists’ projects followed by a banquet and the award ceremony: the ITA Tunneling Awards.


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