HERE are some of the key infrastructure projects in China's top tier cities that have involved government agencies and private sector players from Singapore.
- The China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) celebrated its 20th anniversary in October last year. The SIP began in 1994 as a bilateral project for Singapore to share industrialisation experiences with China and was backed by the late former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew and late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping.
- Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city is the second flagship government-to-government project between Singapore and China after SIP. The project was mooted by then Singapore senior minister Goh Chok Tong and Chinese premier Wen Jiabao in April 2007. The development is designed to be a model of sustainable development.
- Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City is slated to be China's first smart city and a catalyst for Guandong's economic transformation. Six pillar industries have been identified for development, namely: next generation information & communication technology (ICT); biotechnology & pharmaceuticals; clean technology; next generation materials, culture & creative industries; and science & education services.
- Ascendas Lotus Business Park is a premium business park project in Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park. The technology park is located in the Pudong district of Shanghai which was recently included in the Free Trade Zone. The project occupies a gross floor area of over 70,000 sq m and is easily accessible to the metropolitan area and Shanghai's Pudong International airport by road and rail.