Development of Nepal’s Eastern Urban Corridor will improve the resilience and delivery of urban services and facilities in six municipalities in the southern Terai province bordering India.
The Regional Urban Development study will help facilitate more resilient and inclusive urban and regional economic development. SMEC has been appointed to undertake feasibility studies and a detailed project report, intended to guide a long-term Investment Program in the region by providing a framework for municipal infrastructure investments, urban planning, and institutional strengthening. The project is the first development study of its kind ever to be taken in the province and will be the seed for future planned studies.
The scope of the project is derived from six themes as follows:
Stakeholders include the Ministry of Urban Development (MoDU), the Provincial Project Planning Coordination Committee (PPPCC), Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC), Regional Urban Development Project (RUDP), provincial government representatives and delegates from designated municipalities.
19 September 2023: Officially inaugurated by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo the Jabodebek light rail transit in Cawang LRT Station, South Jakarta comprises 18 stations, a depot and 43.3km of track across two lines.
SMEC South Africa’s Dr Michele Kruger (Functional General Manager, Water Infrastructure) has been awarded the prestigious President & CEO Award at the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Global Infrastructure Conference held in Singapore.
On 1st September 2023, the first drive of Tunnel Boring Machine named “Flamingo” was initiated by Mr T Archunan, Director – Projects, from Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL).