Meeza to help power Msheireb Properties’ Smart City vision
Meeza, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end managed IT services and solutions provider, has signed an operational contract with Msheireb Properties for the Smart City ICT package at Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), one of the most pioneering Smart City in the world. The signing ceremony, which took place on the sidelines of the 2017 QITCOM Exhibition and Conference, appointed Meeza, a Qatar Foundation joint venture, as the Master System Integrator for the ICT operations at MDD, the 30-hectare sustainable urban development.
This agreement, initially inked in 2014, has concluded phase one; which included the design and implementation stages, with the new agreement now gearing up for its second phase of operations. 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. Commenting on the signing ceremony, engineer Abdulla Hassan al-Mehshadi, CEO, Msheireb Properties, said the allegiance to preserving traditional architectural languages while leveraging advancement systems inspired his organisation to revolutionise the urban experience.
“Extending our agreement with Meeza into stage two is part of our pledge to remain steadfast in establishing Msheireb Downtown Doha as the pioneering Smart City urban development in Qatar and the world”. Al-Mehshadi pointed out that MDD, 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.
Engineer Ahmad al-Kuwari, CEO, Meeza, described the agreement as a momentous one 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 Msheireb Downtown Doha 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.”
MDD will witness the launch of 40 smart services 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 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. MDD’s facilities include 10,000 parking spaces, a 2km 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.