SSTEC is the second Government-to-Government collaboration between Singapore and China. On 18 November 2007, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and then-Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao signed a Framework for Singapore and China to jointly develop a thriving city that is socially harmonious, environmentally friendly and resource-efficient - a model for sustainable development. The Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co (SSTEC) – a 50-50 joint venture between a Chinese consortium led by Tianjin TEDA Investment Holding Co and a Singapore consortium led by Keppel Group, is the master developer.
The SLETC was set up on 18 November 2003. Its launch was witnessed by then-Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and then-Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing. The SLETC serves as an engagement platform for political leaders and businessmen from both sides to exchange ideas and to explore collaborations.
Minister for Social and Family Development, Second Minister for Health and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Masagos Zulkifli and Liaoning Acting Governor Li Lecheng are the current Co-Chairmen of SLETC.
Established in 1993, the SSBC was the first business council that Singapore set up with a Chinese province. It was a result of the mutual desire to strengthen economic and trade cooperation by Singapore’s then-Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and then-Shandong Governor Zhao Zhihao.
Senior Minister of State for Transport Chee Hong Tat and Shandong Vice-Governor Ji Binchang are the current Co-Chairmen of SSBC.
The STETC was established on 25 January 2007 to promote broader exchanges and cooperation between the business communities of Tianjin and Singapore.
Minister for National Development and Minister-in-charge of Social Services Integration Desmond Lee and Tianjin Mayor Liao Guoxun are the current Co-Chairmen of STETC.