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Guangzhou Knowledge City

What is the policy, vision, or objective of the town? Please specify the actual goal and its metrics, if applicable.

Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City (SSGKC) will be an Eco City, integrating urban planning with energy efficiency, water efficiency and other sustainability solutions. All buildings in SSGKC will have to comply with a Green Building Standards established for the City, and the transportation system will include the use of electric / hybrid vehicles. As part of its efforts to be a premier hub for environmental and Eco City features and solutions, SSGKC will also feature many selected Eco City related technologies and solutions,with relevant R&D, commercialisation of new ideas and product development.

SSGKC is committed to applying ecological technology to develop an environment where man and nature co-exist in harmony, not only to improve quality of life but also to boost the growth of a green economy.

Brief outline of the low carbon town development plan

What central/local government departments are/will be involved in development of the project?

Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City Investment and Development Co Ltd (joint venture of the government of Guangzhou City and SingBridge International Singapore), Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City Investment and Development Co Ltd, SingBridge International Singapore

What private company, non-government ogranizations are/will be involved in development of the project?

Ascendas of Singapore, Hitachi Ltd (energy management, renewable energy, IT platform, provision of solutions in such fields as next-generation transportation), ABB of Switzerland, Siemens of Germany and Philips of the Netherlands.

How is/will be the development of the town funded?

The joint venture was formed in September 2010 between Singbridge International Singapore and the Guangzhou Development District’s Administration Committee. The joint venture began with an initial investment of 4 billion yuan (HK$4.9 billion) in 2011 to establish the 123 square kilometre city.

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