Mouchel appointed infrastructure consultant for Smart City

July 1st, 2008 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS  


Kochi, July 1 (IANS) UK-based consulting company Mouchel has been appointed as infrastructure design and implementation consultant of the Rs.15 billion ($357 million) Smart City project to be developed here. Smart City CEO and board member of Smart City Kochi Fareed Abdulrahman announced this here in a press release.

Mouchel’s selection comes two days after British firm Colin Buchanan was appointed to prepare the master plan for the project.

Smart City Kochi is a joint venture company promoted by the Dubai-based TECOM Investments, SAMA Dubai and the Kerala government.

The project will come up on 246 acres and once completed, it would provide around 90,000 jobs.

“Mouchel will develop and deliver advanced intricate infrastructure that will set a new benchmark for India. The state-of-the-art infrastructure that Smart City Kochi will provide will be unique and will create the ideal location where knowledge is placed at the fingertips of local, regional and international companies,” said Abdulrahman.

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