IRF Honors Saudi Binladin Group for their project Jamarat Bridge & Surrounding Area

The International Road Federation (IRF) has announced the winners of the 2009 Global Road Achievement
Awards (GRAA) Competition. The 2009 awards honor 11 projects from 8 different countries around the world,
each leading the way in excellence in its respective area of the road industry.

The GRAA program was founded in 2000 to recognize leading projects and organizations from around the world.
The IRF Awards Program publicizes to the world the innovative, practical, creative, cost saving and sustainable
solutions the road industry provides to societies and economies across the world.

Winners of this year's GRAA will be presented to hundreds of high-level government officials, top executives, and
other road industry professionals at IRF's 2010 Annual Awards Luncheon being held Monday, January 11, 2010 at
the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

Founded in 1948, the International Road Federation (IRF) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with
members from both the public and private sectors in 90 countries worldwide. IRF promotes the development and
maintenance of better, safer roads and road networks throughout the world, using technological solutions and
management practices that provide maximum economic and social returns from road investment.

Category: Construction Methodology (Jamarat Bridge & Surrounding Area)
Category: Research (Jamarat Bridge & Surrounding Area)

The Saudi Binladin Group receives two IRF awards for the Al Qassim-Al Madinah-Yanbu-Rabigh Expressway

The Saudi Binladin Group receives two IRF awards for the Al Qassim-Al Madinah-Yanbu-Rabigh Expressway
project, in the categories of Construction Methodology and Innovative Finance during the 15th IRF World Meeting
held in Thailand on October 2005.

IRF Innovative Finance Award is given to organizations that enable road development to take place from funding
sources that are different from traditional government or institutional money streams. Although government and
institutional funding can be part of the mix for entries in this category, priority is given to entries that demonstrate
innovative approaches in this field. An award will be evaluated on demonstrated success in constructing,
operating, and/or managing a project or program in a cost effective/profitable manner.

IRF Construction Methodology Award demonstrates significant achievements in construction that enhance the
quality, timeliness, cost effectiveness, safety, and/or efficiency in the construction means, methods and delivery on
road development projects. An award will seek to recognize those entrants who demonstrate effective
construction strategies that can be replicated or serve as examples to advance the process of road construction