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Singapore companies are interested in the development of the Vladivostok agglomeration
Vasily Usoltsev, First Vice-Governor of Primorsky Krai 12, met with a delegation of the Republic of Singapore headed by the Executive Director of IE Singapore TEO Eng Chen in November, the governor’s press service reports.
Opening the meeting, Vasily Usoltsev noted that cooperation between Primorye and Singapore is developing dynamically. So, last year, turnover increased 3,4 times compared with 2012 year. Today 22 enterprises with Singaporean investments and accredited representative offices of Singaporean companies operate in Primorye.
“The basis for us is cooperation with the Singaporean company Jurong Consalting in the creation of a petrochemical cluster in the Partizansky District,” the vice-governor emphasized.
In addition, he noted Singapore’s best practices in urban design and urban planning.
“Today an agreement on the creation of the Vladivostok agglomeration has already been signed. We are considering the possibility of cooperation in the development of its concept with Singaporean companies, ”the First Vice Governor emphasized.
One of the members of the Singapore delegation, Liu Tai Ker, is the director of RSP Architects, founder and chairman of the Convenient Cities Center. On his account - the development of about 45 master plans for cities in many countries of the world with a population of 500 thousand to 11 million people. During the meeting, Liu Tai Ker stressed that the company is ready to join the development of the concept of the Vladivostok agglomeration.
Another participant of the business mission - Vice-President of the Indorama company Kerzhival Prakash also expressed interest in cooperation with Primorye. Today, the company produces various polymers - polyethylene, polypropylene and others. They produce every sixth plastic bottle in the world. Kerzhal Prakash called the petrochemical cluster the most interesting project for foreign investors, which are currently being implemented in the region.
The parties also discussed cooperation in the field of education. Vasily Usoltsev noted that today coastal universities cooperate with Singaporean universities and companies in the field of energy specialists training, energy saving technologies, in the field of oil and gas complex and navigation.
Educare executive director Mike Tiruman spoke about the internship project for school teachers, which his colleagues are implementing in different countries of the world. In Russia, this project has already been implemented in the Republic of Tatarstan. It is about teaching teachers new teaching methods so that their students are more fully guided in the new information and are maximally involved in the learning process.
In conclusion, Vasily Usoltsev noted that all the projects presented were of great interest to Primorye. He also expressed confidence that cooperation between Primorye Territory and Singapore will expand in the future.