A smart deal between ONGOS CONNECT and PARATUS
Ongos Connect MD Mr. Americo de Almeida says: “The very essence of a smart city is connectivity. The Covid-19 pandemic has amplified the need to have reliable connectivity with each other and with the world. The ability for children to access educational information from the comfort of their homes is important. Our choice of partner in delivering that connectivity was therefore key and the reason why we have been working with Paratus for the past couple of years. For Ongos Valley to be a truly smart city, we must have every home connected to fiber. We look forward to working with Paratus in the next phase of building the commercial and support services sector of the Ongos Valley vision.”
Ongos Valley is going to be unique smart and green city located in the north-western corridor and only 14 kilometres from Windhoek’s Central Business District. As a smart city, Ongos Valley has been designed to derive shared benefit from technology and infrastructure development whereby technology and data informs the efficient management of resources and assets. Fiber connectivity is provided to every home and business with services being integrated so that they are managed at optimum and affordable levels for all.
At Ongos Valley, the first phase involves the building of around 4,500 homes and supporting infrastructure. The following phases will see the building of another 24,000 homes, 21 schools, parkways, greenways, and commercial centres. Critically, Ongos Valley is being built by Namibians for Namibians to provide a place where value for money, quality, shared spaces, and green living are the governing principles for the residents to enjoy a healthier and happier living environment.