Firm will make use of best practices learned from other international urban centres
CH2M has been named as programme manager to lead the transformation of Amaravati into India’s first smart capital city.
The professional services firm will be supported in its quest from US Department of Commerce’s trade promotion arm the Commercial Service and the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh Capital Regional Development Authority.
“India presents tremendous opportunities for US firms, like CH2M, to assist with the country’s growth vision to become an economic powerhouse in the 21st century,” said Arun Kumar, director general of the US Commercial Service and assistant secretary for global markets. “As a leader in smart city development, we are pleased to facilitate the opportunity for CH2M to work on India’s first smart capital city, Amaravati.”
As the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati, located on the banks of the Krishna River, will be the first of India’s planned smart capital cities to be mobilised and developed.
With a focus on sustainability, information and communication technology and innovation, strategic growth, quality and safety, the new capital city will create a range of economic and sustainable opportunities for residents. Setting a new international benchmark for global economic development, the city will offer high-tech and knowledge-based jobs, making it more globally competitive.
As programme and project manager for phase 1 of Capital City Amaravati, CH2M is responsible for developing the city infrastructure across 217-square kilometres and project management of the government complex consisting of the High Court and State Assembly Building.
“Utilising best practices from other international urban centres, we are excited to lead the programme management and project management of the government complex of this new smart capital city,” added Greg McIntyre, president of CH2M’s state and local governments sector.
CH2M’s work to develop India’s next iconic, smart and sustainable capital city in the State of Andhra Pradesh comes 70 years after the partition of India in 1947, when Chandigarh was established as a planned capital for the states of Punjab and Haryana.
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