INCHEON, South Korea – Oct. 14, 2011 – Incheon Nam-Gu Office announced today that it will collaborate with Cisco to realize its ‘Smart Nam-Gu' vision. The collaboration will focus on using Cisco's Smart+Connected Communities initiative as a blueprint for the redevelopment of the Ju An 2 and 4 Dong areas into a smart city.
The Ju An 2 and 4 Dong revitalization project is expected to become the foundation for Incheon City's effort to ensure balanced development between the old and new districts within Incheon. Cisco will deliver smart city design consulting services that will form the blueprint for Smart Nam-Gu.
This announcement builds on the agreement that Cisco signed with Incheon Metropolitan City a year ago to transform the Incheon Free Economic Zone into a high-tech, globally competitive and environmentally sustainable smart and connected city.
Cisco will deliver a smart city master plan to the Incheon Nam-Gu Office for the revitalization of Jun An 2 and 4 Dongs, which covers approximately 16 blocks in the old downtown area. The master plan will cover specifications for physical infrastructure redevelopment and recommendations for a portfolio of smart city services and solutions similar to those being currently developed in Songdo International Business District.
"The collaboration with Cisco is an important step for us to achieve our ‘Smart Nam-Gu' vision. We strongly believe that these smart city initiatives will deliver improved housing, opportunities and quality of life for our residents," said Woo-Sub Park, director of Nam-Gu Office.
"Cisco is committed to supporting the people and the government of Incheon Metropolitan City to achieve sustainable competencies in their transformation into a global high-tech city," said Anil Menon, president, Globalisation and Smart+Connected Communities at Cisco. "Through various projects in Incheon, we will demonstrate how our networking platform can enhance the quality of life for citizens and also support the city's economic, social and environmental sustainability at the same time."
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