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Planning industrial development to power the Greater Bay Area

Surbana Jurong North Asia CEO Michael Ng (third from the right) signing the MOU at the 10th Meeting of Singapore-Guangdong Collaboration Council. Looking on is Education Minister Ong Ye Kung (fifth from left).

Surbana Jurong North Asia has signed an MOU with Jiangmen government at the Singapore-Guangdong Collaboration Council meeting in Guangzhou on 18 November. This MOU is significant as Yinhuwan coastal area in Jiangmen city is being positioned as the development engine of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA).

This was one of 19 agreements witnessed by Singapore Education Minister Ong Ye Kung, co-chair of the Singapore-Guangdong Collaboration Council and his counterpart Ma Xingrui, who is also Guangdong’s provincial governor. Both leaders had also signed an enhanced MOU to affirm closer cooperation between Singapore and Guangdong that day. China has plans to develop the GBA – spanning Hong Kong, Macau and nine Chinese cities including Zhuhai and Jiangmen – into a global tech and innovation hub.

Surbana Jurong Group will undertake the industrial development planning of Jiangmen-Zhuhai high-end industrial agglomeration development zone, including the master planning for an area of 340 sq km. To promote investments in the region, Surbana Jurong will review and analyse the existing industrial planning of Yinghu Bay Starting Zone of the Jiangmen-Zhuhai high-end industrial agglomeration development zone.

Building on its experience in planning, design and management of industrial new towns and parks worldwide, Surbana Jurong will propose the industrial development direction best suited for the area from a macro perspective.

Mr Michael Ng, CEO Surbana Jurong North Asia, also engaged in a panel discussion with Alibaba, Tencent and Nanyang Technological University of Singapore on the promise and pitfalls of applying smart cities solutions to master planning and urban design, sharing Surbana Jurong’s thought leadership on best practices on smart cities solutions.

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