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15 Aug 2017

Sunway Township Steps Up as One of the Winners of IDC’s Smart City Asia Pacific Awards 2017 -

IDC Named Sunway Township as one of the Best Smart City Initiatives under the Smart Building Category

KUALA LUMPUR, August 16th, 2017 – IDC Asia/Pacific announced Malaysia’s Sunway Township as one of the winners of Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA) 2017 under the Smart Building Category. Sunway Township is best known for their integrated smart and low carbon township across the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan.

To date, Sunway City has a gross development value worth of RM 11 billion development dovetailed with the development of Malaysia’s first elevated Bus Rapid Transit - Sunway Line. This project is Malaysia's first-ever integrated township; initiatives included the retrofit of older buildings, construction of a water treatment plant, and upgrade of transit systems including the elevated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), which efficiently connects Sunway City to the rest of the country.

Sunway Township is one of 46 smart city projects across Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) that was shortlisted out of over 150 submissions from vendors, local governments and analysts as IDC Government Insights Asia Pacific undertakes the benchmarking of the top smart city projects in the 14 functional smart city categories namely  Transportation; Public Works; Smart Buildings; Smart Grid; Smart Water; Administration; Economic Development; Land Use and Environmental Management; Permitting, Licensing, Inspection and Zoning; Public Safety; Education; Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture, Open Spaces; Connected Health; and Social Services.

Now on its third year, SCAPA recognizes the most outstanding smart city projects in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) and 18 projects were named as the best in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) as we saw intensified competition in four categories and where a tie was declared. These categories are Administration, Education, Land Use and Environmental Management, and Smart Buildings.

“As we move into our third year of benchmarking various groundbreaking Smart City projects in Asia Pacific, key discussions around empowering both ICT and line-of-business leadership, information governance and digital economies as well as workable strategic sourcing considerations are noted,” says Gerald Wang, Head of IDC Government and Education Insights Asia/Pacific.

“Ultimately, government organizations, city leaders, and urban planners need to build a robust Smart City ecosystem to attract both foreign direct investments and manpower talents,” he continues.

The Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA) was created to identify, benchmark and publicly vote on the best projects each year across 14 functional smart city strategic domains. It is an intensive six-month process that tracks and evaluates hundreds of smart city initiatives in Asia Pacific. The winners of the 2017 IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards are:

IDC Government Insights went through a rigorous six-phased benchmarking exercise to determine the Top Smart City projects for 2016-17. These included identifying and cataloging the key Smart City projects in Asia/Pacific by IDC Analysts across APeJ (25%), online voting to determine public opinion (50%), and the assessment of an International Advisory Council (25%).

To get more insights about the case studies of the 18 Smart City Winners, the IDC Government Insights Smart City Development Index for 2016-2017 will be published later this year. For queries about this research, contact Gerald Wang gwang@idc.com. For more information on SCAPA, visit http:// www.idc.asia / IDCSCAPA /. For media inquiries, please contact Rushanthine Velayutham rvelayutham_ext@idc.com

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