Development of Nepal’s Eastern Urban Corridor will improve the resilience and delivery of urban services and facilities in six municipalities in the southern Terai province bordering India.
The Regional Urban Development study will help facilitate more resilient and inclusive urban and regional economic development. SMEC has been appointed to undertake feasibility studies and a detailed project report, intended to guide a long-term Investment Program in the region by providing a framework for municipal infrastructure investments, urban planning, and institutional strengthening. The project is the first development study of its kind ever to be taken in the province and will be the seed for future planned studies.
The scope of the project is derived from six themes as follows:
Stakeholders include the Ministry of Urban Development (MoDU), the Provincial Project Planning Coordination Committee (PPPCC), Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC), Regional Urban Development Project (RUDP), provincial government representatives and delegates from designated municipalities.
In October 2023, Johan Basson (Function Manager, Urban Development) received an Honorary Fellowship from the Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA).
The SMEC Foundation has supported a range of projects, guided by on-the-ground support and the professional expertise of SMEC staff. The dedication and local engagement within many of our regions sets the SMEC Foundation apart from other donor organisations. Your passion for making a difference has propelled us forward, enabling us to impact lives, uplift communities, and create positive change.
In a strong display of commitment to environmental sustainability, around 50 SMEC employees recently laced up their running shoes to participate in the “Takbo Para Sa Kalikasan” (Earth Run) 2023 held on 26 November at Liwasang Ulalim, CCP Complex, Pasay City. The event featured three run categories – 5K, 10K, and 25K – and was organised by the Green Media Events Company.
To bolster environmental stewardship, SMEC joined forces recently with the Center for Nature Conservation and Development (CCD) for a successful tree planting initiative in Vietnam. The activity, held at Me Linh Station for Biodiversity, located around 50km north of Hanoi, marked a significant step in SMEC’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability.