Singapore, 10 July 2018 – Surbana Jurong, one of the largest Asia-based urban, industrial and infrastructure consulting firms, will be providing project management and design services for the Pimpri Chinchwad Smart City, adjoining Pune City, in the state of Maharashtra, India.
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 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 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 Surbana Jurong 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.
Mr Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO of Surbana Jurong said, “Surbana Jurong is proud to partner Pimpri Chinchwad as it works towards becoming a Smart City. 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.”
Mr Tay Lian Chew, Enterprise Singapore’s Global Markets Director for South Asia, said, “The India Smart Cities Mission has designated 99 smart cities with over S$40 billion worth of projects to be rolled out. Enterprise Singapore is glad to have supported Surbana Jurong in clinching the Pimpri Chinchwad Smart City Project Management Consultant contract project and will continue to work with other Singapore companies to capture opportunities across infrastructure, IoT and technology. 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.”
About Surbana Jurong Private Limited
Surbana Jurong Private Limited (Surbana Jurong) is one of the largest Asia-based urban, industrial and infrastructure consulting firms. Leveraging technology and creativity, Surbana Jurong provides one-stop consultancy solutions across the entire value chain of the urbanisation, industrialisation and infrastructure domains.
Headquartered in Singapore, the Surbana Jurong Group has a global workforce of over 14,000 employees in more than 120 offices across over 40 countries in Asia, Australia, UK, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas, and an annual turnover of around S$1.5 billion.
Surbana Jurong has a track record of over 50 years, and has built more than a million homes in Singapore, crafted master plans for more than 30 countries and planned over 100 industrial parks globally.
The Group’s motto ‘Building Cities, Shaping Lives’ reflects its belief that development is more than just steel and concrete. Surbana Jurong creates spaces and designs infrastructure where people live, work and play, shaping cities into homes with sustainable jobs where communities and businesses can flourish.
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