Mino Best Project Award

MINO BEST PROJECT AWARD

The Mino Best Project Award was established in 2016 to recognize outstanding road and/or bridge projects which have recently been constructed in the Asian and Australasia region. The Mino fund was donated by the late Mr Sadamu Mino, who was the Association’s 10th President from 1998 to 2000.

Award Criteria

I. Eligibility

Outstanding road and/or bridge projects which have recently been constructed in the Asian and Australasia region are eligible for consideration for the Mino Best Project Award. The Award will be presented to the owners of road and/or bridge projects selected by the Mino Best Project Award Committee from the nominated candidates.

There are two categories:
  • high-volume road
  • community road
In order to be considered for the Award, nominated projects must meet the following conditions:
  • Category I (high-volume road) – high-volume expressways/major highways which contribute to the economic and social development in the
  • Category II (community road) – community and rural roads which contribute to community and social development in the local
  • Only projects which have been constructed in Asia and Australasia are eligible for
  • Nominated projects must have been completed between August 2016 and July 2020 (i.e. up to four years prior to the deadline for nomination).
  • Both members of REAAA and non-members can nominate a project. However, all nominations must be lodged by a member of the REAAA Governing Council.
  • The Awards will be presented to the owners of the winning projects during the 16th REAAA Conference, to be held in Manila, Philippines, in March 2021.

II. Evaluation Criteria

Category I (High-Volume Road)

a. Social effectiveness and impact

  • Economic benefit to the community compared to the cost of the project – stimulation of economic growth, improvements in lifestyle, amenity,
  • Impact on traffic flow –reduced congestion, delays, etc.
  • Impact on road safety – reduced road trauma (fatalities, injuries, etc. ).

b. Technical Excellence

  • Innovation in design, construction, materials quality, Problem solution
  • Problem solving
  • Cost-effectiveness

c. Environmental  Friendliness/Awareness

  • Environmental impact during and after construction
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions, etc.

Category II (Community Road)

a. Social effectiveness and impact

  • Economic benefit to the community compared to the cost of the project – stimulation of economic growth, lifestyle, amenity, etc. at the local level
  • Impact on traffic flow – improved traffic flow, reduced congestion, delays,
  • Impact on road safety – reduced road trauma (fatalities, injuries, etc. ).

b. Technical Excellence

  • Innovation in design, construction, materials quality, including the use of local, non-standard, materials, etc.
  • Problem solution
  • Cost-effectiveness

c. Environmental  Friendliness/Awareness

  • Environmental impact during and after construction
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions, etc.

Candidate projects will be evaluated according to the accompanying Project Evaluation Form.

III. Nomination Form

Candidate projects for the REAAA Mino Best Project Award must be submitted using the Nomination Form. The nomination must include:
  • A completed nomination form (select category I or II).
  • A project summary (<500 words).
  • Statements addressing the evaluation criteria, which the Mino Best Project Award Committeewill use to evaluate candidate

Click here to view and download the Nomination Form

IV. Schedule

Call for nomination of projects1st January 2020
Deadline for nominations31st July 2020
Announcement of award winnersSeptember 2020
Report on the award to the 113th Governing Council MeetingSeptember 2020
Second Mino Best Project Award Ceremony at 16th REAAA Conference, Manila, PhilippinesMarch 2021