GURGAON, India and MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Louis Berger has been awarded a ₹7.90 crore ($1.22 million USD) contract by Kandla Port Trust to provide engineering and design services on a fast-track schedule for the infrastructure development of two large greenfield areas in the Smart Industrial Port City at Kandla. The program will implement world-class standards to achieve the vision of Kandla Port Trust in developing a Smart Industrial Port City as part of India's growing Smart Cities program.
"This is a strategic win for Louis Berger, continuing our foray into the smart cities market in India," said Jim Bach, president of Louis Berger's international division. "We are honored to support the government's Smart Cities Mission and provide complex solutions that harness state-of-the-art technologies to deliver smarter urban infrastructure."
Louis Berger will conceptualize and provide detailed designs for smart infrastructure for transportation, potable water, sewerage, solid waste, energy, telecommunications and ICT networks. The multidisciplinary team of experts will propose and use best practices to develop and implement sustainable solutions that create a benchmark for other port cities in India, showcasing green and clean urban development supported by the latest smart technology.
"Smart cities require intelligent and innovative solutions to improve safety, enhance mobility and better address increasing population needs," said Kshitish V. Nadgauda, senior vice president and managing director for Asia. "As India continues to develop its smart cities initiative, Louis Berger aims to position itself as a leading company integrating smart, sustainable solutions for modern cities."
Louis Berger will support and promote environmentally-friendly practices for new industries. The project aims to create a self-sustaining port city able to cater to its inhabitants' needs and improve the city's overall livability index.
With more than 650 employees in India, Louis Berger has worked to support major infrastructure development programs across the country, including the Dholera Special Economic Region, a large greenfield development where Louis Berger helped design smart city infrastructure for the 60-square-kilometer east zone.
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