Sinar Mas Land and Samsung to Develop Smart City in BSD City

04 Oct 2023
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Seoul, October 4, 2023 – BSD City continues to strive towards becoming an integrated smart digital city. To realize this vision, Sinar Mas Land has officially entered into a strategic partnership with Samsung, one of the largest global companies and conglomerates in South Korea. Through its subsidiary, Samsung C&T Engineering & Construction Group (Samsung C&T-E&C Group), this collaboration aims to promote the development of smart cities in Indonesia.


MoU Signing by Sinar Mas Land and Samsung


The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was conducted by Michael Widjaja (Group CEO of Sinar Mas Land) and Oh Sechul (CEO of Samsung C&T-E&C Group), witnessed by Gandi Sulistiyanto (Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Republic of Korea) on September 26, 2023, at the Samsung C&T Headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. Both companies will collaborate to implement smart home technology, urban infrastructure development technology, information management, and renewable energy technology.


CEO of Samsung C&T-E&C Group, Oh Sechul, stated, "Currently, Indonesia is experiencing a surge in smart city project development, such as the relocation of the Capital City and the construction of other new cities. Samsung C&T-E&C Group plans to actively participate in these projects by utilizing the technology and expertise we have in the field of smart city infrastructure development."


Group CEO of Sinar Mas Land, Michael Widjaja, welcomed the collaboration, stating, "We have set a new standard for smart city development in Indonesia through the BSD City project. The government has also made it a model for the development of the Nusantara National Capital Integrated Area (IKN Nusantara). Technologies from the collaboration with Samsung C&T-E&C Group will also be applied in other township projects scattered across Jabodetabek, Batam, Surabaya, and Balikpapan, which are located near the National Capital, Nusantara."

Sinar Mas Land’s Effort to Transform BSD City


Developed in 1989, Sinar Mas Land has transformed BSD City into an integrated smart digital city. This transformation is realized by leveraging technology and expertise from various leading global companies. More than just the application of advanced technology, the development of BSD City and other Sinar Mas Land projects also align with the principles of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance). This step reflects Sinar Mas Land's commitment to realizing sustainable smart cities in Indonesia. The BSD City township project is equipped with various facilities, infrastructure, and access conveniences for its residents.


Samsung C&T Engineering & Construction Group has over 40 years of experience in engineering and construction operating in various countries. The company focuses on several business areas, including commercial & residential buildings, infrastructure development, and factory construction. Some projects are iconic buildings, such as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – the tallest building in the world, and the International Financial Center 2 building in Indonesia.