Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City is a strategic cooperation project between the governments of China and Singapore, which is a new highlight of cooperation between the two countries after the cooperation project of the Suzhou Industrial Park. The construction of this eco-city shows the determination of the Chinese and Singapore governments to respond to global climate change, strengthen environmental protection, conserve resources and energy to provide active exploration and typical demonstrations for the construction of a resource-saving and environment-harmonious society. In the background of accelerating urbanization and much higher attention to sustainable development in the world, Mr. Goh Chok Tong, the then Minister of State Affairs of Singapore, and Mr. Wen Jiabao, Premier of the State Council of China, proposed in April 2007 that the two countries jointly build an ecological city in China. On November 18, 2007, Singaporean Prime Minister Mr. Lee Hsien Loong and China Premier Mr. Wen Jiabao signed a framework agreement for the joint construction of the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City.
The total plan adheres to the principles of sustainable use of resources, ecological environment and development model, including ecological economy, ecological society, ecological environment, ecological culture and other aspects, which is highlighting the characteristics of ecological priority, people-oriented, new industries, green transportation, etc. It can form a spatial layout of "One Axis, Three Centers and Four Areas, and One Island, Three Rivers and Six Corridors"; the project development and construction will be completed in 10-15 years, and the amount of population will reached 350,000.