Mott MacDonald Middle East's managing director, Chris Seymour, joins Construction Week Viewpoint to explain why the private sector should welcome more participation from the government on smart city planning.

In a wide-ranging podcast discussion, Seymour also reveals that the engineering consultancy has won a contract to work on the Kuwait Ring Road package.

Listen to the full podcast as Seymour tells Oscar Rousseau, deputy editor of Construction Week, why the government has a big role to play in creating an integrated approach for smart city schemes.

You can listen to a new podcast episode of Construction Week Viewpoint every Monday.

Earlier episodes have explored why Saudi Arabia is in a race to build more hospitals, and why preserving the UAE's architectural heritage is more important than ever before. The CW team has also examined the reasons behind the continued development of oil and gas megaprojects amid energy diversification in previous episodes of Construction Week Viewpoint

In addition to the weekly podcast series, a behind-the-scenes video of the podcast can be found on Construction Week's YouTube channel.

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