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June 21, 2008

MTI deputy secretary to head Tianjin Eco-City

Filed under: Developer News,General,Regulators — Propertymarketupdates @ 7:02 pm

THE Trade and Industry Ministry’s deputy secretary for industry has been appointed chief executive officer of the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City (SSTEC).

Keppel Corp, the leader of the Singapore consortium for the SSTEC, said it picked Mr Goh Chye Boon, 38, because of his rich experience in the public service. Keppel Corp executive chairman Lim Chee Onn said last night: ‘We are seeking talented and committed individuals who can…drive our vision of creating a future that harmonises resources and economic growth with the environment and the community.’

Mr Goh, a father of two, has extensive public sector experience covering many areas, including economic development, fiscal planning, policy planning and community development.

He will be seconded from the civil service from Sunday, and will serve concurrently as chief executive of the SSTEC and deputy secretary of special projects in the MTI.

The Tianjin development is the most significant collaboration between the governments of Singapore and China since the Suzhou Industrial Park project, which was launched in 1994.

The 30 sq km Eco-City site is 40km from Tianjin’s city centre. The project has ambitious aims, including the construction of an eco-city that works on a practical level and one that can serve as a model of other centres.

It will promote green living on a variety of land sites for residential, commercial, institutional and business park uses.

The ‘green city’ will have a central heart or eco-core along with conservation wetlands and other water areas. There will also be six waterways, or eco-corridors, linking the city’s heart to surrounding rivers and the sea.

The eco-city could eventually accommodate 350,000 people by the time it is completed in 10 to 15 years.

Source : Straits Times – 27 May 2008

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