18 Apr '11, 7am

Eco-City can be model for others: SM

Eco-City can be model for others: SM

Singapore senior minister advises China's Tianjin Eco-city should serve as a model and catalyst for more developments. Photo: ecpulse.com The progress made by the Sino-Singapore Eco-City project has been ‘truly amazing’, but it can do even more to become a model that other cities in China can draw lessons from, Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said yesterday. ‘Going forward, the whole idea of Eco-City is that it should be replicable and scalable, which means that what we do over here can be done in other parts of China,’ he said, during a visit to the northern coastal city of Tianjin. So the joint venture will need to put more emphasis on its ‘software’ – the intangible aspects, such as administrative efficiency and creating an environment in which people can live harmoniously with one another and with nature. It should also ‘serve as a catalyst for more developments’ in the ...

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