The Latest Progress

After 15 years of continuous development, China-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City has made remarkable achievements in comprehensive urban development, ecological environment construction, smart city construction, industrial cluster development, improvement of people's livelihood and well-being as well as deepening the cooperation between China and Singapore. Meanwhile, the comprehensive competitiveness and attractiveness of the Eco-City have constantly been enhanced. As the master developer of the Eco-City, Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co., Ltd (SSTEC) will continue to deeply engage in the development and construction of the Eco-City. In the next decade, our vision for the Eco-City's urban development is: to continue consolidating the close relationship between China and Singapore; to establish a leading low-carbon smart city in China; to build an iconic city centre; to continuously provide high-quality working and living environment.

Tianjin Binhai Foreign Language School
The Ganlu Creek Park
Autonomous electric bus MooBus-7
China-Singapore Friendship Garden
China-Singapore Friendship Library
No.3 Community Centre
Fresh market at the Community Centre
Tianjin Fifth Central Hospital (Subsidiary in the Eco-City)
Hilton Tianjin Eco-City
The Eco-City Wanda Plaza
Gym at The Landmark in the EBP

As of now, the Eco-City has a permanent resident population of over 150,000 and 30,000 market entities. In the Eco-City, there are 32 schools and kindergartens with over 35,000 students; four community centres that integrates public welfare and commercial functions and one library, which have been put into use; six commercial complexes including Keppel Seasons City Shopping Mall and Eco-City Wanda Plaza, which have been completed or under construction; and a number of restaurants, star-rated and budget hotels and fitness centres. The Eco-City also has built 38 urban parks and a large number of internet-famous scenic spots, such as the National Maritime Museum of China and Fantawild Adventure Theme Park. The Tianjin Fifth Central Hospital Eco-City Branch and Tianjin University Xincheng Hospital have opened for operation, and Tianjin Central Hospital of Gynecology Obstetrics Binhai Branch will also will be put into operaion in Q4 2023. At present, the urban rail transit Binhai Subway Line 2 (formerly Z4 Line) connecting the Eco-City and other areas of Tianjin is under construction. After opening to traffic, it will be connected with the complete intelligent and convenient urban public transportation of the Eco-City to build a more convenient and accessible public transportation system.

By 2023, the built-up area of the Eco-City (China-Singapore Cooperation Area) has reached 13 sqkm. As of now, the Start-Up Area is basically completed and has complete infrastructure, commercial resources and community services. The Central District is planned to be created into an international urban district where more than half of the development has been completed and according to the plan. The city centre located in this district will be built as the core area of the Eco-City for business and leisure activities. The Eco-Island District surrounded by water features a beautiful scenery and the ecological restoration and water treatment experiences for this district has been promoted and applied in many regions across China. As the "connecting channel" between the Start-Up Area and the North District, this district will be created into a "Tourism Island". In the Northeast District, there are a high-end biomedical industrial park and a modern green integrated logistics distribution centre. The North District is equipped with a high-end business park with the builders' apartments and this district will enter the comprehensive development stage in the next 3-5 years.

Through continuous innovation and efforts, the Eco-City has been recognised for its achievements in the field of green and sustainable development.

Year Award/Achievement Awarding/Evaluation Authority
2023 Making Cities Resilient 2030 United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction in partnership with ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability
SSTEC won the 2023 Business China Enterprise Award Business China Singapore
2023 China Human Habitat and Environment Award China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development
Best Reputation Industrial Park for Business Environment in 2023 Global Times under People’s Daily
Top 10 Typical Cases of Innovative Development of Chinese Leisure Tourism Destinations The 10th China Tourism Industry Development Annual Conference
2022 World Intelligence Congress Permanent Exhibition Base World Intelligence Congress Organising Committee
National Innovation Base for Practicing the Concept of “Lucid Waters and Lush Mountains are Invaluable Assets” China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment
2021 National Cultural Export Base China’s Ministry of Commerce
2020 National All-For-One Tourism Desmonstration Zone China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism
2019 National Zero-Waste Pilot City China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment
Demonstration City for International Standardised Sustainable Development at the 2019 International Standardised Sustainable City Club
2018 The Happiest Eco-City in China Xinhua News Agency’s Oriental Outlook Magazine and Liaowang Institute
Sustainable City Grand Prize Construction21
2016 National All-for-one Tourism Demonstration Zone Founding Unit China National Tourism Administration
National Sponge City Pilot City China’s Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Ministry of Water Resources
2015 Tianjin National Independent Innovation Demonstration Zone China State Council
National Waste Sorting Demonstration Zone China’s Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development
National Primary and Secondary School Environment Education and Social Practical Base China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, Ministry of Education
2014 The only Green Building Base in Northern China China Green Building and Energy Saving Committee
Included in the first batch of New Energy Utilisation Demonstration Industrial Parks China’s Energy Administration
2013 First National Green Development Demonstration Zone China State Council
Included in the first batch of Smart City Pilot Zones nationwide China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development
National Model for “Greening” China Greening Committee
2012 Global Green City Global Forum on Human Settlements
Included in the first batch of Green Ecological Demonstration Zones nationwide China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development
2010 Included in the first batch of Photovoltaic Concentrated Utilisation Demonstration Zones China’s Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, National Energy Administration
Renewable Energy Building Demonstration City China’s Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development