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Co-creating a City Beyond our Shores –
Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City
In November 2007, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien
Loong and the People’s Republic of China Premier Wen Jiabao
signed a Framework Agreement on the development of the Sino-
Singapore Tianjin Eco-City. Under the agreement, Singapore will
share with China our 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 promote social harmony in the
Eco-City. MND is Singapore’s lead agency for the Eco-City project.
Together with China, we aim to develop the 30 square kilometre
Eco-City into “a thriving city which is socially harmonious,
environmentally-friendly and resource-efficient”. The Eco-City, which
will have 350,000 residents when completed around 2020, will be
a model for sustainable development.
To do so, experts from both countries have jointly formulated a
comprehensive set of 26 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to
guide the Eco-City’s planning and development across key social,
economic and environmental areas. Examples of these KPIs include
requirements for all buildings to meet green building standards, for
public and non-motorised transport to account for at least 90 per
cent of trips within the Eco-City, and public housing to account for
at least 20 per cent of homes.
An Endearing Home,
A Distinctive Global City