The Contract signing for Part 1 of the project relating to the ‘Supply, installation and operation of infrastructure and smart city systems’, between Logicom Solutions and the Municipality of Nicosia took place on Tuesday the 23rd of February.
The project is part of the broader strategy laid out by the Municipality of Nicosia to become the first integrated smart city in Cyprus and focuses primarily on the need to revitalize certain areas and to plan an integrated urban development.
The project includes: the development of next-generation data networks, intelligent street lighting systems, smart mobility systems, waste management, as well as an integrated and open environment for digital development through the developer community.
Logicom Solutions will deliver Part 1 of the project that concerns the supply, installation, operation and maintenance of the network infrastructure and systems covering, amongst others, the Nicosia Fiber Network, Nicosia Wireless Network and the Nicosia IoT Network.
After signing the contracts, the Mayor of Nicosia, Mr. Constantinos Yiorkadjis listed the advantages of the transformation and stated that:
“With 70% of the world's population living in urban areas by 2050, "smart cities" seem to provide the solution to respond in the best possible way to the challenges of today and the future.
We are very proud that Nicosia is becoming today the first smart city in Cyprus. The first city that through its digital transformation, will offer better services to its citizens, manage in a more sustainable way its available resources while minimizing its environmental footprint.”
Mr. Chrysostomos Kritiotis, Managing Director of Logicom Solutions, during a short speech stated that:
“ Logicom Solutions is honored and excited at the same time to be awarded such a strategic project for the City of Nicosia and our Country. Logicom Solutions, with the partnership of CISCO, is here to build a state-of-the-art network infrastructure to support the development of the Smart City of Nicosia. With the development of a robust network infrastructure, which has been designed based on best practices and experiences from other Smart City initiatives around the world, the vision of a Smart City will soon become a reality, maximizing the benefits to the City itself and its citizens”
The duration of the project is expected to be 36 months but the first Smart City infrastructures will be available within 2021.
The project will be co-funded by the European Structural and Investment Funds, the Republic of Cyprus and the Municipality of Nicosia.