13 Jun '11, 3pm

Pictures: S'pore top official for Eco-City to move in

Pictures: S'pore top official for Eco-City to move in

Tianjin Eco-City. -- PHOTO: SINO-SINGAPORE TIANJIN ECO-CITY BEIJING - SINGAPORE'S top official in charge of the Tianjin Eco-City is also planning to be one of the first residents to move in, so that he and his family can test out its eco-friendly features. The green township in the northern coastal city of Tianjin will welcome residents by the start of next year, said Mr Ho Tong Yen, chief executive of the Sino-Singapore project's master developer, yesterday. 'Once the Eco-City is ready to receive residents, I will move in, because the only way to know a product is to use it personally and then you will know its strengths and weaknesses and how it can be improved,' said the father of three, who currently lives in a more developed area close to the Eco-City. The 30 sq km area includes '100 per cent green buildings' which meet water and energy efficiency standards, and have ...

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