In its effort to transform BSD City into an integrated smart digital city, Indonesian developer Sinar Mas Land has established a partnership with South Korean construction giant Samsung C&T. Through Samsung C&T’s Engineering & Construction Group (Samsung C&T-E&C Group), this collaboration aims to drive the development of smart cities in Indonesia.
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed by Sinar Mas Land and Samsung C&T-E&C Group on 26 September 2023 at Samsung C&T’s headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. Both companies plan to collaborate on smart home technology, establishment of urban and IT infrastructure, and application of new renewable energy technology.
“Indonesia is currently booming with smart city projects, such as capital relocation and new city development. Samsung C&T-E&C Group plans to actively participate in such projects utilising our smart city-related infrastructure technologies and capabilities,” said Oh Sechul, CEO of Samsung C&T-E&C Group.
“We set a new bar for smart city development in Indonesia through the BSD City. The governments see it as a benchmark of how they want to build the new capital city,” said Michael Widjaja, group CEO of Sinar Mas Land. “We will bring the technologies in this collaboration into our townships in Greater Jakarta area, Batam, Surabaya, and Balikpapan which is close to the Nusantara capital city.”
BSD City has been developed since 1989 and Sinar Mas Land is transforming the township into an integrated smart digital city. In addition to using advanced technologies, BSD City and other Sinar Mas Land projects are developed in line with environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles. This effort is part of Sinar Mas Land’s commitment to create sustainable smart cities in Indonesia.
Samsung C&T-E&C Group has been involved in various engineering and construction projects around the world. The company focuses on commercial and residential buildings, civil infrastructure, and plant construction.
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