Surbana Jurong’s role includes helping to identify suitable innovations and smart solutions for the city
Pimpri Chinchwad, India, has selected Surbana Jurong, one of the largest Asia-based urban, industrial and infrastructure consulting firms, to provide project management and design services as it bids to become a smart city.
The project was awarded to KPMG, in partnership with Surbana Jurong, by Pimpri Chinchwad Smart City Limited, a special purpose vehicle set up at the Pimpri Chinchwad city level to implement its smart city mission.
The contract was secured through the support of Enterprise Singapore, the government agency championing enterprise development.
Pimpri Chinchwad, adjoining Pune City in the state of Maharashtra, is one of the cities selected under India’s nation-wide smart cities mission programme. Launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the programme aims for comprehensive and systematic transformation of cities in India through planned urbanisation.
Pimpri Chinchwad strives to use this smart city platform to reinvent itself into an attractive, vibrant and liveable destination to drive economic growth and improve its citizens’ quality of life.
“Surbana Jurong is proud to partner Pimpri Chinchwad as it works towards becoming a smart city,” said Wong Heang Fine, group CEO of Surbana Jurong.
“As one of the largest Asia-based urban, industrial and infrastructure consultancies, Surbana Jurong’s expertise in project management and design services, coupled with our experience in smart city solutions, will ensure Pimpri Chinchwad’s success in enhancing living standards for its residents in a sustainable way.”
Surbana Jurong will lead on the area based development part of the project, which encompasses city improvement (retrofitting), and city renewal (redevelopment). Surbana Jurong’s role includes helping to identify suitable innovations and smart solutions for the city.
It will also design, conceptualise and manage the implementation and deployment of the various solutions. The various focus areas that the team will work on include livability, urban design, transportation, water supply, solar, sanitation, healthcare, education, security and surveillance.
KPMG will take the lead on the pan city development part of the project, in which smart solutions are applied to the existing city-wide infrastructure.
“The India smart cities mission has designated 99 smart cities with over S$40bn worth of projects to be rolled out. Enterprise Singapore is glad to have supported Surbana Jurong in clinching the Pimpri Chinchwad contract project and will continue to work with other Singapore companies to capture opportunities across infrastructure, IoT and technology,” added Tay Lian Chew, Enterprise Singapore’s global markets director for South Asia.
“We will also be working with Surbana Jurong to identify areas within the Pimpri Chinchwad smart city where smaller Singapore companies, including SMEs, with unique solutions can participate.”
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