Workshop on “Site Master Planning of Multi-product Special Economic Zone at Naidupeta and Andhra Pradesh Special Economic Zone at Vishakhapatnam”
A 2-day workshop was conducted for finalization of the Site Master Plan of Multi-product special economic zone (Naidupeta) and Andhra Pradesh special economic zone (Vishakhapatnam) on 9-10 October 2014 for the officials of the Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Ltd. (APIIC). The programme was attended by 8 participants from head office as well as zonal offices of APIIC. Programme schedule is attached.
Mr Thomas Kraubitz, Senior Consultant, Buro Happold Cities, was the principal resource person for this programme. He is a strategic planner, urbanist and architect with strong experience in regional and city planning, international development, urban and building design. He has been actively involved initiating the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) and is leading the economics section for the Industrial Districts Scheme. He is a LEED GA (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design -Green Associate) and DGNB Auditor.
The workshop focused on:
Preparation of the draft Site Master Plan of MPSEZ, Naidupeta, including:
- Planning of road network in a hierarchical system
- Delineation of zones as per sector of industry
- Provision of common facilities
- Division of zones into standardized plots sizes
Assessment of the draft Site Master Plan of MPSEZ, Naidupeta and Site Master Plan of APSEZ, Vishakhapatnam as per DGNB rating system taking into consideration provisions such as the basic and technical infrastructure in the Site Master Plan, including:
- Transportation/circulation systems, renewable energy systems planning
- Rain Water, waste water, solid waste management
- Common infrastructure and services
The workshop had a mix of interactive presentations and an interactive hands-on exercise conducted on MPSEZ Plan in which the participants were divided into two groups and the output were discussed at length with the experts.
As a result of the workshop, the preliminary assessment of the Site Master Plan showed that the site covered several aspects of the DGNB rating system. A formal process of DGNB certification could be initiated targeting bronze or higher rating.