Surbana Jurong to provide masterplan for Pune Metropolitan Region

By Accommodation Times Bureau


Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) on Wednesday signed MoU with Enterprise Singapore for planning and development of Pune Metropolitan Region (PMR).

During the meeting, PMRDA appointed Surbana Jurong as a master planner for PMR. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations S Iswaran signed a MoU in this regards

Singapore will partner India’s Maharashtra state to masterplan and undertake urban infrastructure developments in the Pune Metropolitan Region (PMR) and collaborate in the development of the Pune Airport. Both parties agreed to jointly work on the master plan and airport for Pune, which is Maharashtra’s fast-growing IT and manufacturing hub.

Enterprise Singapore will work with PMRDA to identify key developments in the region and facilitate the participation of Singapore companies in urban infrastructure, transport and logistics, and manufacturing. Enterprise Singapore will also conduct activities for knowledge exchange in urban planning and development with PMRDA.

At the meeting, Mr S Iswaran said, “Our collaboration on the Pune Metropolitan Region including the development of the Pune masterplan and Pune Airport will deepen our engagement with Maharashtra and open doors to greater opportunities for our companies. It will also strengthen Singapore’s reputation and expertise in smart city development and urban rejuvenation.”

Tan Soon Kim, Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Singapore said, “The MOU between Enterprise Singapore and PMRDA today adds to our strong partnership and will boost Singapore companies’ participation in urban infrastructure, transport and logistics, and manufacturing opportunities in the region.”

While in India on 17 May, Iswaran will also make a visit to New Delhi to meet with members of the Indian Cabinet. He is accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Enterprise Singapore.

The appointment of Surbana Jurong as the master planner of the PMR will kick-start a four-phase master plan to provide an overall situational analysis and conceptual plan to guide the development. It will also pave the way for further collaborations including the development of key growth centres in the area.

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