Qatari firms partner for smart city solutions in Doha

doha-sam agnew flickrA US$5.5bn project, it will revive the old commercial heart of the city through a new architectural language that is based on community living, across a 76 acre site, Msheireb Properties announced. (Image source: Sam Agnew/Flickr)Msheireb Properties, subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, and Meeza, IT solutions and services firm, will together provide smart city solutions at Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD)

Msheireb Properties chief executive Abdulla Hassan Al-Mehshadi said that it was a strategic step encompassing wide range agreements to create an Integrator environment with the best smart cities solutions.

As per the contract, Meeza will provide MDD with all information technology and integrator systems for all design, operation and maintenance processes.

Al Mehshadi added that the partnership enables the group to achieve all specifications of a smart city as information communication technology (ICT) will provide the competitive edge required to create a modern urban community here in Doha within the context of Arab culture and traditions.

“The MSI will enable Msheireb to provide integrated services, information systems and applications that will connect consumers, retail, and the wider business community while monitoring an exhaustive range of information analytics to provide an intelligent, mobile and secure environment at MDD. This means citizens, residents and guests in Qatar will have the opportunity to experience technology second to none when visiting the world’s first downtown urban regeneration project.”

According to Meeza CEO Ghada P. El Rassi, the partnership marked the start of a new era in the development of smart cities across the region and beyond.

“It brings about local domain technology knowledge coupled with leading multi-national partnerships under the umbrella of a Qatari governance framework. The level of sophistication and the vast number of services to be rendered at the residential, commercial and administrative levels form a matrix of interdependencies that will be served best by our unique position as an IT services provider and a systems integrator,” she added.

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