By Channel NewsAsia, 25 Mar 2013.
The Ministry of National Development (MND) and the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city Administrative Committee (ECAC) have launched a new R&D collaboration programme on green building technologies in the Tianjin Eco-city.
Under the programme, the MND and the ECAC will each set aside up to S$2 million a year for three years.
The money will be used to fund research projects relating to green building technologies that are jointly undertaken by Singapore and Chinese researchers in Tianjin Eco-city.
The funding cap of each research project is S$1 million.
Approved projects should be completed within two years.
A Memorandum of Understanding for the programme was signed on Monday by Singapore’s Deputy Secretary (Development) of the MND, Mr Tay Kim Poh, and China’s Vice-Chairman of the ECAC, Mr Lin Xuefeng.
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Source: Channel NewsAsia
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