Kuwait’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has announced it wil be building a smart city that will be constructed by a group of both private and public sector South Korean builds.
The project will be led by Hyundai Architects and Engineers Associates Co. and POSCO A&C, with construction set to start in 2019.
The prospective city, which has been named South Saad Al-Abdullah, will be 15,913 acres in size and will provide accommodations for between 25,000 — 40,000 families.
“This will be the first case of exporting a Korean version of a smart city abroad,” said Kim Seok-ki, a director for South Korea’s Transport Ministry.
“The economically active population in the Middle East is growing a lot faster than the other regions in the world and we expect that the demand for the new cities will remain high in the region. Korean companies will be able to take more major roles in city planning projects in the Middle East further from now on.”
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