AECOM announced today that it has been awarded a program management contract for the Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR) in Gujarat, India, for the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).
The US$30-million contract has a base period of five years, with an option to extend for additional five-year terms.
AECOM will provide full program management services for the DSIR as part of the DMIC Development Corporation’s new cities infrastructure program. The program aims to transform India’s manufacturing and service base by developing a number of smart, sustainable and industrial cities along the DMIC — a 921-mile long corridor between Delhi and Mumbai. The 347-square-mile DSIR township will be the first city implemented under the program.
“AECOM is honored to play a part in this key program as it works to expand India’s manufacturing and services base, as well as contributes to the development of the DMIC into a global manufacturing and trade hub,” said John M. Dionisio, AECOM chairman and chief executive officer. “We look forward to the opportunity to draw on AECOM’s global expertise in order to build a smart, sustainable city.”
The Dholera region comprises 22 villages that will be incorporated as part of the master plan. AECOM’s project scope consists of implementing all base infrastructure, including water supply, sewerage, roads, highways, power and rail; performing extensive flood-control and drainage measures to protect the future city; and overseeing the development and execution of all public-private partnership delivered projects, such as the rail connecting Ahmedabad to Dholera, industrial (tertiary) wastewater treatment and potable water treatment plant.
The DSIR will be built in three phases with the estimated construction value for the Phase 1a (2013-2018) base infrastructure to be worth more than US$2 billion.
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