Opportunities for Singapore firms as Sichuan connects its cities

A traffic junction at Ren Min Nan Road in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on May 17, 2012. Companies in Singapore can capitalise on opportunities in Sichuan as the province undergoes urban redevelopment and enhances its transport systems, said trade agenc
A traffic junction at Ren Min Nan Road in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on May 17, 2012. Companies in Singapore can capitalise on opportunities in Sichuan as the province undergoes urban redevelopment and enhances its transport systems, said trade agency IE Singapore. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - Companies in Singapore can capitalise on opportunities in Sichuan, China as the province undergoes urban redevelopment and enhances its transport systems, said trade agency IE Singapore on Thursday.

There is a need for companies to provide urban solutions and transport and logistics services to better connect Sichuan's cities, the agency said.

Two Singapore ministers were in Sichuan's Chengdu city for a three-day trip from Tuesday to Thursday this week to explore the potential for Singapore firms to participate in these opportunities.

Mr Lim Swee Say, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, and Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Communications and Information, were visiting in their capacity as Singapore advisor and co-chairman of the Singapore-Sichuan Trade and Investment Committee (SSTIC) respectively.

IE Singapore said companies here can offer their expertise in urban solutions such as master planning, modern township development, transport-oriented infrastructure development, urban living concepts and water and wastewater management.

There is also scope for Singapore companies to provide airport management, intelligent transport systems and logistics solutions, the agency added.