New joint research institute set up as part of MOUs signed at Istana

PM Lee Hsien Loong receiving China's President Xi Jinping at the Istana on Nov 7, 2015.
PM Lee Hsien Loong receiving China's President Xi Jinping at the Istana on Nov 7, 2015. ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

SINGAPORE - Nanyang Technological University will set up a joint research institute in Guangzhou, China, after an agreement was signed at the Istana on Saturday (Nov 7), witnessed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The Sino-Singapore International Joint Research Institute aims to develop new technologies including next-generation electric vehicles and intelligent urban transportation systems.

It will be established in partnership with the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City (SSGKC) Administrative Committee, the SSGKC Investment and Development Co and the South China University of Technology. The institute will occupy 20,000 sq m at SSGKC.

 

Several MOUs were signed on Saturday as Mr Xi called on Mr Lee at the Istana. The Chinese president is on a two-day state visit to Singapore, his first to the Republic as president.

 

Earlier, he opened the China Cultural Centre in Queen Street and delivered the Singapore Lecture at the National University of Singapore. Mr Xi will hold a summit with Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou later on Saturday.

On Friday (Nov 6), he met with President Tony Tan Keng Yam and led a toast at an Istana state banquet.