PKNS launches first smart township project
SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Economic Development Corporation (PKNS) yesterday launched the Selangor Cyber Valley (SCV), its first smart township project in Cyberjaya.
Sprawled over 526ha, the project comprises residence, industrial park, commercial centre and education institutions, which will have access to the high-speed fibre optic network, environment detection device to gauge air quality and efficient transport system.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, who is also PKNS chairman, launched the project during the state government’s monthly gathering organised by PKNS, here.
Development of the smart township project began in 2006 and was then called Taman Sains Selangor II. It is 20 per cent ready and scheduled for completion in 2027.
PKNS chief executive officer Noraida Mohd Yusof said the project, with a gross development cost of RM16.9 billion, would be a pioneer to the smart township concept with the Internet-ofThings, which would be developed by the corporation.
She said the development of the SCV project would encompass the eight elements of safe township, business friendly, efficient township, educational township, green township, innovative township and smart community township and smart premises.
“PKNS will develop these eight element township in phases, beginning with one section before it is widely developed across the entire township.
“The smart partnership was designed with emphasis given to efficient communication systems besides enhanced water, energy and waste management system,” she said.
The development of the 25 sq km first phase would be fitted with high-tech closed circuit television, LED street lighting and intelligent traffic lights, which would all be monitored by an integrated control centre.
She said the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya would also serve the planned township equipped with modern living high-speed broadband services and e-service system for residences and commercial hubs. Bernama