Background Information

Background and Vision of Project

The China-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City is a flagship bilateral project between the governments of China and Singapore. In April 2007, the leaders of China and Singapore proposed to work together to build an eco-city in China, amidst rapid urbanisation and greater emphasis on sustainable development across the world. On 18 November 2007, then-Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Then Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong signed the framework agreement for both countries to jointly build the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City. Since then, the governments of both countries have cooperated closely to drive the development of the Eco-City, with the aim of consolidating the best ideas from both countries and internationally to transform what was once an saline-alkaline wasteland into a prosperous Eco-City, so as to achieve the common vision of building a city that is ecologically friendly, socially harmonious and economically sustainable. When completed, the 30 sq km Eco-City will be a modern sustainable city which can support 350,000 people. 

Since the groundbreaking ceremony in September 2008, leaders from China and Singapore have shown strong support for the Eco-City and made regular visits to oversee its progress and guide its development.
  • Aug 2023
    Singaporean Ambassador to China Peter Tan
    visited the Eco-City.
  • May 2023
    Singapore's Minister for National Development Desmond Lee visited the Eco-City.
  • October 2019
    Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat and Singapore's Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for National Development Desmond Lee visited the Eco-City.
  • May 2019
    Vice Chairman of the CPPCC National Committee and Chairman of China Association of Science and Technology Wan Gang visited the Eco-City.
  • September 2018
    Singapore's Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong visited the Eco-City.
  • September 2018
    Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and Chairman of China Women's Federation Shen Yueyue visited the Eco-City.
  • July 2018
    Then-Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean visited the Eco-City.
  • May 2018
    Singapore's Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli visited the Eco-City.
  • June 2017
    Then-Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam visited
    the Eco-City.
  • April 2016
    Singapore's Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong visited the Eco-City.
  • July 2015
    Then-Singapore's President Dr Tony Tan Keng
    Yam visited the Eco-City.
  • September 2014
    Then-Chinese Minister of Housing and Urban Rural Development Chen Zhenggao visited the Eco-City.
  • September 2013
    Singapore’s Emeritus Senior Minister Goh
    Chok Tong visited the Eco-City.
  • May 2013
    Chinese President Xi Jinping
    visited the Eco-City.
  • September 2012
    Then Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
    visited the Eco-City.
  • July 2012
    Then-Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean visited the Eco-City.
  • April 2011
    Then-Chinese President Hu Jintao
    visited the Eco-City.
  • April 2011
    Then-Singapore’s Senior Minister Goh Chok
    Tong visited the Eco-City.
  • September 2010
    Then-Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Qishan
    visited the Eco-City.
  • June 2010
    Then-Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng visited the Eco-City.
  • September 2008
    The groundbreaking ceremony of the Eco-City was officiated by then-Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and then-Singapore’s Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong.
  • August 2008
    Then-Chinese Vice-Premier Li Keqiang
    visited the Eco-City.
  • November 2007
    Then-Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Then Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong signed a framework agreement to jointly build the Eco-City.

Location

The Eco-City is strategically located in the economically thriving Tianjin Binhai New Area which is part of the Chinese government’s plans for the coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, a region identified as the next growth engine in China, after the Pearl River Delta and Yangtze River Delta.

The Eco-City is highly accessible from key cities and industrial districts in the region via major highways, railways, air routes and shipping lines.