What is SmartCity?
SmartCity is a global network of self-sustained townships for knowledge-based industries based on the model of Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and Dubai Knowledge Village. "SmartCity" is a joint venture formed by TECOM Investments and SAMA Dubai to develop and manage knowledge industry townships worldwide.
SmartCity provides the infrastructure, environment and support systems for knowledge based companies (IT comapanies) and business parks to successfully setup the business without major investments on construction, buildings, networks etc. SmartCity provides all the necessary infrastructure for the companies to start the business right away.
TECOM expects to setup a SmartCity in each continent. The first 2 projects are SmartCity Malta and SmartCity Kochi.
"TECOM Investments" is the company that operate SmartCity in Dubai, along with SAMA Dubai). TECOM Investments manage several other knowledge based business parks including Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and Dubai Knowledge Village.
TECOM Investments is part of the "Dubai Holding group", a holding company of Dubai government. So, Dubai government has an indirect ownership of TECOM Investments.
SAMA Dubai is a member company and subsidiary of Dubai Holding, a holding company setup by the Dubai Government. They develop and operate real premium, mega estate projects world side. SAMA is the real estate wing of Dubai Holding company.
Learn more about Dubai Holding, which is a holding company of Dubai Government: http://www.tecom.ae/dubai-holding/
SmartCity projects worldwide
Dubai based SmartCity is expanding their network to other countries. The first 2 projects in their vision is "SmartCity Malta" and "SmartCity Kochi".
Even though both of the projects were proposed at about the same time, SmartCity Malta is already operational, but SmartCity Kochi is still in discussion stage due to various political issues and red tapism in Kerala.
About Kochi SmartiCity project
Smart City (Kochi) Infrastructure Pvt Ltd
Who is Who in SmartCity, Kochi
What is SmartCity?
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