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Key Collaboration Areas

Collaboration between Singapore and China in the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city occurs at two levels – at the Government-to-Government level and at the private sector level.

Government-to-Government Cooperation

At the Government-to-Government level, Singapore and China have committed to share expertise and experience in areas such as urban planning, environmental protection, resource conservation, water and waste management and sustainable development, as well as policies and programmes to engender social harmony in the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city.

A Joint Steering Council co-chaired at the Deputy Prime Minister-Vice Premier level charts the strategic directions of the project. A Joint Working Committee, co-chaired by Singapore's Minister for National Development and China's Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, and comprising senior representatives from agencies involved in the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city project on both sides, oversees the implementation of the project and the achievement of its key milestones.

Eight working-level sub-committees, comprising officials from various Singapore agencies and the Eco-city Administrative Committee, have been formed to focus on the Eco-city’s public housing, water management, urban planning and transport, environmental management, economic promotion, social development, R&D, and publicity and promotion. Singapore agencies that are actively involved in the Eco-city include the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Housing and Development Board (HDB), Building and Construction Authority (BCA), National Environment Agency (NEA), Singapore’s National Water Agency (PUB), Land Transport Authority (LTA), NParks, IE Singapore and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

Private Sector Cooperation

At the private sector-level, the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city Investment and Development Co., Ltd. is formed by a Singapore Consortium and a Chinese Consortium, each with a 50% stake in the joint venture company. It is the master developer for the project. The company also undertakes economic promotion of the Eco-city. The undertaking of the project by the private sector helps to ensure its commercial viability and enhance its scope for replication. The Keppel Group leads the Singapore Consortium, while the Chinese Consortium is led by Tianjin TEDA Investment Holdings Co. Ltd.

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