Tianjin Eco-City 'shaping up nicely'

The Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City is the model for sustainable development in China. Amenities in Tianjin Eco-City are falling in place and a basic community is forming, according to Mr Ho Tong Yen, chief executive officer of Sino-Singapore Ti
The Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City is the model for sustainable development in China. Amenities in Tianjin Eco-City are falling in place and a basic community is forming, according to Mr Ho Tong Yen, chief executive officer of Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city Investment and Development Co Ltd, the project's developer. -- PHOTO: KEPPEL

Amenities in Tianjin Eco-City are falling in place and a basic community is forming, according to Mr Ho Tong Yen, chief executive officer of Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city Investment and Development Co Ltd, the project's developer.

Nearly six years into its construction, about 10,000 homes have been sold, with more than 10,000 residents and more than 1,000 registered companies in the Eco-City.

Speaking on Wednesday at the World Cities Summit's China In-Focus Forum, Mr ho said future plans include a hospital to be completed next year, a five-star hotel, and even a theme park which is nearly completed.

Mr Ho also shared that the firm is hoping to "bring aspects of Singapore's DNA over." It recently brought over water-saving thimbles from the Public Utilities Board, to be distributed among residents.