Integrated Development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei

The Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City (the Eco-City) is strategically located in the economically thriving Tianjin Binhai New Area, which is part of the Chinese government’s plans for the integrated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei. It is a high-level flagship bilateral project between the governments of China and Singapore. To date, the Eco-City has been a key focus of both governments and received sustained coverage on many media platforms. Its fast, stable and healthy development spurs long-term economic development, creating boundless business opportunities for companies in the Eco-City. The governments have rolled out several incentive policies to attract investments to the Eco-City, assisting companies in the Eco-City to grow.Click for more details…

November 18, 2007

Then-Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong signed a Framework Agreement for the development of an eco-city in Tianjin.

  • Sep 2008

    Then-Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Singapore Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong officiated the groundbreaking ceremony of the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City.

  • Sep 2012

    In Sep 2012, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong toured the Eco-City.

  • May 2013

    In May 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the Eco-City.

  • July 2015

    In July 2015, Singapore President Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam visited the Eco-City.


The governments of China and Singapore have put in place several incentive policies to attract investments to the Eco-City.

  • 1

    Preferential policies for National Green Development Demonstration Zone

    In Mar 2013, the Eco-City was named China’s National Green Development Demonstration Zone by the State Council. In Oct 2014, the "National Green Development Demonstration Zone Action Plan" which was approved by the State Council paved the way for the Eco-City to serve as a model of green development in China and launch pilot initiatives to ease investment access, provide more financial support for green industries and major project developments, and introduce low-carbon financial policies. 

  • 2

    Voluntary Foreign Exchange Settlement

    The "Approval for Establishing Direct Foreign Exchange Settlement Administration Pilot in The Eco-City" which was announced in 2009 gave the Eco-City the authority to carry out a pilot initiative on voluntary foreign exchange settlement from 1 Jan 2010. Under this initiative, foreign-funded enterprises registered in the Eco-City were able to leverage on the Eco-City’s voluntary foreign exchange settlement policy. 
  • 3

    Cross-border RMB Initiative

    The People’s Bank of China approved the pilot for Interim Measures for the Administration of Cross-border RMB Businesses in the Eco-City in the second half of 2014, providing the Eco-City with policies such as cross-border RMB loans and the issuance of RMB bonds in Singapore. 

  • 4

    Policies for National Innovation Demonstration Zone

    The Eco-City was included in the list of National Innovation Demonstration Zones in Dec 2014. The companies registered in the Eco-City could enjoy the pilot policies implemented in Zhongguancun Innovation Demonstration Zone, such as the rights to dispose of and receive proceeds from science and technology achievements, equity incentive on individual income tax, and equity-based incentive solutions issued by central units.

  • 5

    Human resource incentives

  • 6

    Tianjin Eco-City Assistance Programme (TAP)





    *Subject to the approval of relevant authorities.


It is located in the economically thriving "Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei" Area and just 45km and 150km away from the bustling city centres of Tianjin and Beijing respectively, 40km away from Tianjin Binhai Airport, 15km away from the highly developed Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA), 22km away from Tanggu, 18km away from Hangu and 20km away from Tianjin Port.

There are more than 9 bus routes leading to the Eco-City. The Z4 Line under construction and the planned Z2 Line would facilitate greater movement in the Eco-City.

  • Rail
  • Road
  • Driving

The planned Z1 Line measures 115km and the section between Tuanbo New Town and Yujiapu is expected to be completed in 2017. While at Yujiapu, people can make a transfer to the Eco-City.

The Z2 Line is expected to commence operations by 2020. It begins at Tianjin Binhai Airport before heading west through areas like Airport Economic Area, Tianjin Hi-Tech Area, TEDA West Zone, Binhai West Station, Tianjin Marine Hi-Tech Area and Beitang.

The Z4 Line started construction in April 2016 and is expected to be completed by 2020. It begins at the north of Tianjin-Shanxi expressway, before heading to the new city of Hangu, Yujiapu Commercial District, Tianjin Bohua YongLi Chemical Industry Co., Ltd, TEDA, Beitang, the Eco-City, Tianjin Binhai Tourism District, Central Fishing Port and Hangu.

Singapore’s Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong visited the Eco-City and officiated the ground breaking ceremony of Z4 line.

There are 9 bus routes passing through the Eco-City:

  • Bus 127 Central Fishing Port – Tianbin Apartment
  • Bus 506 Modern Industrial Park – TEDA 1st Avenue
  • Bus 128 Fantawild Adventure Theme Park —Binhai Convention and Exhibition Center
  • Bus 528 Fantawild Adventure Theme Park—Rear Square of Tianjin Railway Station
  • Bus 133 Hangu Central Station – Waitan Gongan Street
  • Bus 932 Zhongsheng Avenue—Binhai Railway Station
  • Bus 459 Hangu Central Station—Tanggu Railway Station
  • Bus 947 Fangfei Bus Station- Yujiapu Railway Station
  • Bus 462 Hangu Central Station—Tianjin Railway Station

There are 4 free bus routes (Line 1, Line 2, Line 3 and Line 4) within the Eco-City with smart bus stops, indicating the buses’ location and facilitating transportation within the Eco-City.

  • Line 1 Yongdingzhou Bus Station –Yongdingzhou Bus Station
  • Line 2 Yongdingzhou Bus Station - Construction Apartment
  • Line 3 Aircraft Carrier Park Bus Station- Sea Square
  • Line 4 National Taxation Bureau Bus Station - Taxation Bureau Bus Station

45km away from Tianjin city

40km away from Tianjin Binhai International Airport

15km away from TEDA

22km away from Center of Tanggu

18km away from Hangu

20km away from Tianjin Port


Comprehensive Commercial Amenities
The Eco-City’s commercial amenities are concentrated at the three neighbourhood centres, Commercial Street and National Animation Industrial Park (NAIP).

Industrial Parks
The companies in Eco-Business Park (EBP), Eco-Innovation Park (EIP), Eco-Information Park, NAIP and Huaqiang 3D Movie Park provide many job opportunities.
Commercial Street
The 80,000 sqm Commercial Street has amenities such as banks, convenience stores, restaurants, pharmacies, laundry shops, like Chuanfu, Shiguang Fish, Yonho, Chongqing, Shanshuiying Korean restaurant, Fornet, China Construction Bank and China Unicom.
Neighbourhood Centres
Neighbourhood centres combine administration, community management, healthcare services, cultural and commercial investment. The three neighbourhood centres in the Eco-City give residents much convenience within a walking distance of 15 minutes. There are 10 types of amenities such as markets, restaurants, tea houses, supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies, beauty salons, massage parlours, maternity and infant stores and household services. Subway, New Yuehai, Love Sunky Restaurant, a food court and a supermarket have opened.
There are many amenities for residents and workers such as cafes, restaurants, convenience stores, printing shops, banks and educational institutions, such as Hilton Hotel, Bank of China and SPR Coffee.
Quality Educational Resources

The Eco-City has many quality schools ranging from kindergartens to high schools. There are nine kindergartens (Hyledar Habakkuk Parent-Child Centre, Ivy Kindergarten, Little Golden Star Kindergarten, Hyledar Kindergarten, Sanzhisan Kindergarten, Tianjin Eco-City Oriental Cambridge Kindergarten) four elementary schools (three campuses of Tianjin Binhai Foreign Language School) and two middle schools (Tianjin Binhai Foreign Language School and Nankai High School).

Integrated Healthcare Services

The first Grade 3A hospital in the Eco-City began operations on 28 Sep 2016, providing 24-hour medical services, addressing the healthcare needs of the Eco-City. Currently, the hospital has departments in general medicine, surgery, gynaecology, pediatrics, otolaryngology and emergency.

The community service centres in the three neighbourhood centres provide convenient healthcare services. The introduction of the family doctor programme has enabled residents to enjoy free body check-ups for the past two years. Over 2000 service agreements have been signed with family doctors.


The various parks and recreational spaces in the Eco-City not only provide residents with an eco-friendly livable environment but also allow them to enjoy the joys of living in the Eco-City. These places include Huifeng Creek, Yongdingzhou Park, Eco-Valley, Ji Canal Park, Yufu Bridge, Jing Lake, Huaqiang Fantawild Adventure Theme Park, Skate Park and Eco-City International Country Club.

Developing Green Buildings with International Partners

SSTEC forges partnerships with outstanding international green developers to invest in the Eco-City.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of SSTEC has developed high-rise and villa projects in the Eco-City. International developers, such as Ayala, Farglory, Mitsui Fudosan Residential, Samsung C&T, Shimao, Sunway and Tiong Seng Properties, work with SSTEC to jointly develop green buildings in the Eco-City. Chinese developers like Vanke, Vantone, Beijing Capital, Zhongmei and Elion have also developed projects in the Eco-City.
Many renowned international enterprises have participated in the construction of the Eco-City and worked with SSTEC to create a practicable model for the sustainable development of cities.

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