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Israeli companies are invited to help build Smart cities in India
21/10/2014
Following an announcement from Mr. Narendra Modi about building high-tech smart cities in India, Israeli companies are encouraged to contact the Embassy of Israel in Bangalore with proposals.

Five months ago, after Mr. Narendra Modi was elected the Prime Minister of India, he announced, among other things, that he aims to turn 100 cities in the country in to Smart Cities, which will be equipped with the latest technology for surveillance and security monitoring. During his visit to the United States over two weeks ago, Mr. Modi reached an agreement with President of USA Mr. Barack Obama about building three smart cities in collaboration with the American private sector (ppp).

 

In his plans, he would like to transform a current city in to an "Electronic City". By this he envisons, a high-tech park, located south west of the city of Bangalore, that accommodates many Indian software companies, like INFOSYS, WIPRO and more. But legally this is a completely independent city which sits on an area of ​​2000 hectares. All municipal services and municipal tax collection made ​​by the "Municipality" of Electronic City and it will be the model for Smart Cities for all India, and this will be a model for the other 100 Smart cities. 

 

At a meeting with the Mayor Mr. Kiron Shan, he asked to review any technology that can be implemented by smart cities, from wastewater treatment, water smart grid, smart grid, and more.

 

The Israeli consulate in Bangalore sees a tremondous opportunity here to demonstrate technologies from Israel in this project, which will be used later as a model for all the smart cities to be built in India and will use those technologies.

 

Interested Israeli companies are invited to contact the Commercial Attaché of the Ministry of Economy of the Israeli consulate in Bangalore: avif@israeltrade.gov.il.

 

Source (Hebrew): Israeli Foreign Trade Administration website

 

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