Design illustration of a smart city to be built in Kuwait by a consortium of South Korean firms. Source: Yonhap
Design illustration of a smart city to be built in Kuwait by a consortium of South Korean firms. Source: Yonhap
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South Korea building ‘smart’ city in Kuwait in 2019

The US$4 billion project is expected to house 25,000 to 40,000 families

April 3, 2017 11:51 PM (UTC+8)

A consortium of South Korean construction companies will begin building a $4 billion “smart” city in Kuwait in 2019, Seoul’s infrastructure ministry said on Monday.

Yonhap News Agency reports the group is led by POSCO A&C and Hyundai Architects and Engineers Associates Co. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport says the eco-friendly and digitally connected urban hub will serve as a prototype for similar Korean projects throughout the Middle East. The new Kuwait city is expected to accommodate between 25,000 — 40,000 families.

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