Msheireb Properties and MEEZA partner for Smart City solutions
The deal will enable Msheireb Properties to provide an intelligent, mobile and secure environment at MDD
Msheireb Properties, a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation and Qatar's leading sustainable developer, has entered into a Partnership agreement with MEEZA, Qatar's leading IT solutions and services provider to provide Msheireb Properties' with a system integrator service.
The deal, signed between Eng. Abdulla Hassan Al-Mehshadi, Chief Executive Officer, Msheireb Properties and Mrs. Ghada P. El-Rassi, Chief Executive Officer of MEEZA, is a strategic step encompassing wide range agreements to create an Integrator environment with the best smart cities solutions at Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD). MEEZA will provide MDD with all information technology, and integrator systems for all design, operation and maintenance processes.
Commenting on the milestone, Eng. Abdulla Hassan Al-Mehshadi, CEO of Msheireb Properties said, "This partnership enables us to achieve all specifications of a smart city as 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 Properties 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."
He added that, "The undertaking of a project of this magnitude requires a specialised skill set, considerable financial investment, industry experience, strong partnerships, talented individuals, and innovative ideas to bring it to life. We are delighted to have partnered with MEEZA for this critical component of MDD that will truly differentiate it, raising the bar of excellence for similar smart city regeneration projects across the region. We look forward to many more milestones such as this as we continue to be open to new partnerships that will add value to the wider community, delivering cultural, societal, environmental and knowledge wealth to the people of Qatar - for the future of Qatar."
Mrs. Ghada P. El-Rassi, Chief Executive Officer of MEEZA Stated, "This partnership between our esteemed organizations marks 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" Mrs. El-Rassi continued saying "We are truly delighted to partner with MDD on this landmark achievement which will leave a longstanding impression on the regional and global scale. "
Msheireb Properties' flagship project, Msheireb Downtown Doha, will regenerate and preserve the historical downtown of Doha. A QR20 billion development, it will revive the old commercial heart of the city through a new architectural language that is based on community living, across a 31 hectare (76 acre) site. The Msheireb project will blend traditional Qatari heritage and aesthetics with modern technology, and focus on sustainability and harmony with the environment.