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Meeza inks Qatar smart city Phase Two contract

DOHA, March 8, 2017

Qatar-based Msheireb Properties has signed up Meeza, a leading end-to-end managed IT services and solutions provider, to implement the second phase of the smart city ICT package at its Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), a pioneering smart city in the heart of the capital.

The agreement was signed on Tuesday on the sidelines of the 2017 Qitcom Exhibition and Conference, reappointing Meeza as the master system integrator for the ICT Operations at Msheireb Downtown Doha.

The agreement for Phase One, which included the design and implementation stages, was initailly signed with Meeza in 2014 and the agreement is gearing into its second phase for operations.

As per the deal, Msheireb Properties will leverage Meeza’s smart technologies and years-long expertise in building smart cities, towards developing the technological infrastructure for designing, managing and monitoring processes at MDD.

The key facilities at the Msheireb development include 10,000 parking spaces, a 2-km tramway, and an interchange station for the Qatar Rail project. Popular destinations in the city are set to include the National Archive, Galleria Mall, msheireb museums, cinemas and Baharat Msheireb outdoor venue for entertainment and dining.

Commenting on the agreement, CEO Abdulla Hassan Al Mehshadi said: "At Msheireb Properties our allegiance to preserving traditional architectural languages while leveraging advancement systems inspired us to revolutionise the urban experience."

"Extending our agreement with Meeza into stage two is part of our pledge to remain steadfast in establishing MDD as the pioneering smart city urban development in Qatar and the world," he noted.

"This revitalised community in the heart of Doha will be equipped with state-of-the-art smart city technology that integrates multiple information and communications systems that drive intelligent network connectivity and robust processing solutions in retail, commercial, leisure and residential spaces," he added.

Meeza CEO Ahmad Al Kuwari said: "We are pleased to shake hands with Msheireb Properties for operating the smart city ICT package at MDD, through a momentous agreement that is set to redefine the standards of ‘Smart Living’ in Qatar."

"Backed by years of experience in the field and a plethora of certifications that reflect our high standards, we will spare no effort to help make MDD the exemplary smart city in Qatar and the entire region, as part of our solid commitment to the realisation of the Qatar National Vision 2030 and the digital transformation of the country and its knowledge-based society," he added.

Msheireb Downtown Doha, the 30-hectare sustainable urban development, will witness the launch of 40 smart services that are designed to help power the operations at the smart city’s 100 major buildings covering several divisions for retail, transportation, and heritage, residential and commercial zones.

The one-of-a-kind ‘environmentally friendly’ project is Leed (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) platinum and gold accredited, and will provide Qatar’s citizens, residents and tourists with a mixed-use development where they can live, work, shop, dine, and get entertained.-TradeArabia News Service




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