Surbana Jurong, the Temasek-owned urban and infrastructure firm, has secured an affordable housing project in the Indian state of Gujarat.
The contract from Gujarat Housing Board provides for Surbana Jurong to carry out the master plan, concept design, design review and project management services for approximately 15,000 homes across 12 sites over the next four years.
The Singapore-based firm described the contract as “a significant milestone” as it extended its affordable housing expertise beyond Singapore.
Wong Heang Fine, group chief executive officer of Surbana Jurong, said: “Over the last five decades, we have master-planned 26 townships that have housed over 80% of Singapore’s population.”
Surbana Jurong will open an office in the Indian state next month to oversee completion of this housing project.
Lochan Sehra, Commissioner of Gujarat Housing Board, said his organisation was “inspired” by Singapore’s public housing model.
“We believe that, through Surbana Jurong’s deep expertise and strong track record in Singapore’s public housing and global townships, we can redefine public homes in Gujarat and uplift the residents’ quality of life.”
The Gujarat Housing Board is committed to achieving the target set by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, to provide housing for all by 2022.