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For the second consecutive year, Odebrecht in Mexico elected the best projects developed by university students. On June 23, the Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development recognized the authors of innovative solutions in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy within the context of sustainability.

The winning initiative came from students Emmanuel de la Cruz, Marcos Martinez and Karla Sánches, who study at the Cintalapa Technological Institute, with the project entitled Regional In-Vitro Cultivation Center, focused on reforestation and the sale of endemic plants threatened with extinction. As part of the award, students will travel to the Bahia Southern Lowlands still this year to learn more about the projects supported by the Odebrecht Foundation. 

In 2016, there were 19 projects from 16 teaching institutions, nearly triple the number entered last year. "The figure shows the trust that universities have placed in our operations," said Luis Weyll, the Odebrecht Director in Mexico. "Our commitment, on the other hand, is to guarantee that more and more projects contribute toward sustainability," he said.