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HDB appoints NCS as lead provider to develop its Smart Urban Habitat Masterplan

Adrian M. Reodique | July 15, 2016
NCS has won a S$10 million tender by the Housing & Development Board (HDB) Singapore as a lead provider.

NCS - a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Singtel Group - has won a S$10 million tender by the Housing & Development Board (HDB) Singapore as a lead provider to develop the blueprint of its smart HDB towns of the future.  

The smart HDB towns of the future is under the Smart Urban Habitat Masterplan (SUHMP).

"The Smart Urban Habitat Masterplan supports Singapore's aspiration to become a Smart Nation by outlining a long-term plan to drive the development of HDB towns with smart eco-friendly features that make communal environments more liveable, safe and sustainable. For more than 80 percent of Singapore residents who make their home in HDB flats, the benefits in the long-run are manifold," said Chia Wee Boon, Chief Executive Officer of NCS, in a press statement.

In addition, NCS will develop a Smart Hub platform to provide HDB with analytics and data for better estate management. The Smart Hub will also scale up to over 1,000 HDB blocks from 2017 onwards.

"The Smart Hub has the capability to integrate information from a variety of data systems and sensor networks. It is designed to help HDB and estate operators know what is happening in the estate so that they can improve service efficiency and achieve sustainability goals," said Chia.

As the lead provider, NCS will work with AECOM Singapore, Arup Singapore, and Samsung SDS Asia Pacific to identify and recommend initiatives which HDB can deploy into smart towns. 


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