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Road workers’ skill championship began in Penza

13:15 | 16.06.2015 | Society

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Penza, 16 June 2015. PenzaNews. The regional stage of the All-Russian Skill Championship “Best in Profession 2015” among the road workers started at the 634th kilometer of M5 “Ural” federal highway within Penza city limits on Tuesday, June 16.

Road workers’ skill championship began in Penza

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The competition involves representatives of the Samara, Ulyanovsk, Penza, Ryazan and Saratov regions, as well as Mordovia – operators of road scrapers, foreloaders, dump trucks and excavators who work on the federal roads maintained by “Povolzhupravtodor.”

The acting Penza region governor Ivan Belozertsev congratulated the contestants during the opening ceremony, expressed his confidence in their skills and wished them luck in the event.

“I am very glad that Rosafvtodor decided to hold this contest in the Penza land. Such contests are vitally important, as they increase the popularity of worker jobs and roads-related education. This is crucial, since workers are in high demand in all areas of industry and economy today,” said the head of the region.

According to Ivan Belozertsev, the contest held in Penza also acts as a show of respect to the local road workers and their acceptable level of maintenance to the highways in the region.

In his turn, Roman Zalesinsky, head of “Povolzhupravtodor,” took an opportunity during his speech to praise the chosen contest location.

“Today we are holding the competition on one of the largest roads in the Penza region built over the last 10-15 years: 12 kilometers of first-class roads with splits, bridges and viaducts,” he said.

The official opening was followed by medical examination for the contestants before the competition.

The contest began with a theory quiz, followed by a multitude of practical tasks using the road construction vehicles.

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