Engicon is in the final stages of developing a smart city roadmap for Amman and preparing the technical specifications for a comprehensive traffic monitoring platform for the Jordanian capital.

These efforts are part of a study funded by the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). US-firm CDM Smith is the main consultant for this study, with Engicon serving as the local sub-consultant.

As part of the study, Engicon and CDM Smith are providing the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) with an actionable roadmap that includes ten smart city projects. The projects focus primarily on transportation and mobility and on early flood warning, using modern technologies to tackle these pressing issues.

In addition to the roadmap, the consulting team is developing technical specifications for a traffic monitoring platform. The platform aims to address Amman’s urgent traffic challenges by consolidating different data sources, analyzing the data, and providing information to both users and decisionmakers.
The USTDA-funded study follows another study in 2018 and 2019 in which Engicon played a pivotal role. That study was funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and looked into implementing a smart city pilot project in a congested neighborhood in Amman known for housing a number of hospitals and clinics. Engicon and its partner Atkins (part of the SNC Lavalin Group) developed the institutional strategy, business case, and contractual model for that project, in which the key component was smart parking management.