Green Advocate at JURONG Consultants receives BCA Award
Channel News Asia, 15 May 2013
The annual BCA Awards 2013 was held at Resorts World Sentosa on May 16. There were four award winners and four commendation award recipients. The award recognises professionals and practitioners from the built environment sector who have shown strong commitment and contribution in propelling a sustainable built environment in Singapore.
The prestigious BCA-SGBC Green Building Individual Awards introduced a new category this year to recognize outstanding contribution of younger professionals in shaping a sustainable built environment in Singapore. Dr Uma Maheswaran, vice president and head of Sustainability unit at JURONG Consultants was proud to be one of the two winners to receive the newly introduced “Young Green Building Individual Award” from The Building and Construction Authority and Singapore Green Building Council.
India-State Delegation Visit to Singapore Yields Results
The Pioneer (Online), 12 May 2013
Express News Service – BHUBANESWAR, 11 May 2013
India’s Chief Secretary, Mr BK Patnaik, led their Odisha team as part of a state delegation to Singapore in November last year. They met with Singapore business teams, had fruitful discussions and follow-up meetings were held following the state visit.
Accordingly, JURONG International held a high level meeting with the Chief Secretary, Mr Patnaik, at the India’s Secretariat on May 11. CEO of JURONG International for India, Dr Uma Maheswaran, stated the firm’s willingness to develop the master plan for Info Valley near Bhubaneswar.
Mr Patnaik stressed that Info Valley needs to be developed into a mixed hardware and software cluster with common Plug and Run facilities and incubation centers, which are suitable for all industry scales.
Singapore Firms Ventures into Latin America
Latin Asia Business Forum, 4 Oct 2012
Singapore has enjoyed good trade ties with Latin America, which was valued at US$30 billion last year. Accordingly, Singapore companies are active in sectors such as oil and gas, urban solutions, transport and logistics, and info-comm technology.
In a speech by Minister for Trade and Industry Mr Lim Hng Kiang, at the Latin Asia Business Forum held on 3rd Oct in Singapore, JURONG Consultants was cited as one of the companies who made its first foray into Latin America in 2007. Recently, JURONG Consultants clinched two new projects in the region, a master planning project for an industrial park in Ecuador and another structure plan for the government of Brazil.
For Ecuador, JURONG Consultants was commissioned by the Ecuador Ministry Coordinator of Strategic Sectors (MICSE) Pacific Refinery to propose a master plan that will help in the development of its petrochemical industry. The aim was to improve Ecuador’s economy through diversification and value add to oil exporting industries.
The government of Brazil entrusted JURONG Consultants to design a structure plan covering an area of about 7 times that of Singapore. The project scope involves developing a strategic development and directional plan as well as a detailed conceptual master plan for an airport city, industrial estate, financial city and a logistics park in Brazil.
TATA Invests In Industrial Park at Gopalpur
Orissadiary.com, 12 June 2012
TATA, the anchor investor for the industrial park at Gopalpur, has been asked to submit detail implementation plan specifying the time limit for each activity of development at Gopalpur Industrial Park in Ganjam District in a recent high level review meeting.
Formal approval has been approved by the Ministry of Commerce & Industries, the Government of India for the development of Special Economic Zone. Accordingly, JURONG International, India, prepared the technical feasibility report.
The Industrial Park will be developed over an area of 2952 acres with resource based metal industry cluster, power plant, auto engineering steel downstream cluster, mixed cluster, water reservoir, integrated logistics and non-processing zone to house social infrastructure required for the units in industrial park.
Kazakstan Railways Signs MOU with JURONG Consultants
Gazeta.kz, 28 May 2012
Kazakstan Railways recently signed a memorandum of understanding with JSC-National Centre for the development of transport logistics and Singapore’s JURONG Consultants in Almaty, city of Kazakstan.
The MOU provided for the possibility of cooperation between the parties in areas such as the development of the plan and management consulting services for industrial parks and special economic zones development in Kazakhstan.
In addition, the parties also agreed to share mutual experiences in logistics business, pertaining to consulting services in the field of transport, logistics and supply chain management, among others.
New IE Singapore Overseas Centre Helps Local Firms’ Entry into Turkey
联合早报, 22 May 2012
IE Singapore’s overseas centre in Turkey’s Istanbul will be its 36th overseas centre to help Singapore firms venture into the global market and boosting bilateral trade at the same time.
The centre will be officially opened on May 30, by Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance and Manpower Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development Mr Lee Yi Shyan, together with Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Mr Ali Babacan.
JURONG Consultants is one of the 21 companies participating in a business mission from May 28-30, led by IE Singapore and the Singapore Business Federation. Turkey presents huge potential for development and investment in particular the oil and natural gas, automotive and environmental engineering industries.
Turkey is the ideal bridging platform between Asia’s resources markets and Europe’s consumer markets. This is an excellent opportunity for any Singapore firms venturing into the downstream business of the oil and natural gas market.
IE Singapore Eyes Trade Potential in Turkey
Channel News Asia, 21 May 2012
The bilateral trade between Turkey and Singapore has doubled from S$1.2 billion in 2010 to S$2.2 billion in 2011. Eyeing the huge opportunity and potential, IE Singapore will be opening its first overseas centre in Turkey's Istanbul to boost bilateral trade.
The centre will open on May 30, and is Singapore's first government presence in Turkey. It will be officiated by Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance and Manpower Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development Mr Lee Yi Shyan, together with Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Mr Ali Babacan.
JURONG International is one of the Singapore companies which had ventured into the Turkish market in 2010, after winning a S$1.5 billion contract to develop the Aegean Petrochemical Hub - modelled after Singapore's Jurong Island.
Tan Wooi Leong, Vice President (Oil & Gas) at JURONG Consultants, said: "We can't transfer wholesale, this experience into the Turkish market, bearing in mind the differences in culture and locality. So what we had to do is to understand the local regulations, the local culture, and the existing consumption, demand and supply of such products. From there we customise our services."
IE Singapore in Jincheng City
晋城在线, 8 May 2012
Representatives from IE Singapore and JURONG International were in Jincheng city, Shanxi on May 8, who met with city mayor Wang Qingxian and his team.
Mr Wang was impressed with Singapore’s four times of rapid economic and industrial landscape transformation within four decades. Similarly, Jincheng city is currently in a transition phase of economic and industrial transformation. He sees plenty of mutual collaboration opportunities and hoped Singapore would be able to contribute to more bilateral exchanges and aid in Jincheng city’s economic development.
He also acknowledged the capabilities and international experiences of JURONG International in industrial and commercial master planning. It was hoped that this would be able to help accelerate the development of Jincheng city.
MOS Lee Yi Shyan Optimistic On Jilin Food Zone
联合早报网, 28 April 2012
Minister of State for National Development and Trade and Industry, Mr Lee Yi Shyan, who is leading a delegation of business leaders to Jilin, said to the Singapore media, that the Singapore government is optimistic about a massive food zone to be built with Jilin’s local authorities. However, he emphasized that the Temasek Holdings-led project, is commercially driven and must proceed at a pace which the state investment company is comfortable with.
He was pleased with what he had seen during the visit after touring the area near Yongji county, 40 km from north-eastern Changchun city. Infrastructures such as new roads and lamp posts over a 3 sqkm area at the proposed zone have been built. He remained upbeat and optimistic on the food zone, in which Singapore’s JURONG International master planned a 3 sqkm start-up zone.
Mr Lee strongly believed in the prospect of the food zone due to food being a staple and important aspect of both Chinese and the international community. However, being a commercial endeavor, he stressed that he supported Temasek Holdings’ SingBridge to proceed at their comfortable pace. He added that the Singapore Government will offer support and technical collaboration if necessary.
Suining Economic Development Zone Collaborates with JURONG International
中国新加坡经贸合作网, 遂宁新闻网, 南博网, 29 March 2012
四川省人民政府, 30 March 2012
财经新闻滚动_搜狐资讯-搜狐滚动, 31 March 2012
Suining Economic Development Zone and JURONG International signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 28 Mar 2012 to collaborate on the development of Liaoning’s urban and industrial planning. Attending the signing ceremony was Singapore Cooperation Enterprise’s CEO, Mr. Alphonsus Chia, JURONG Consultants’ Executive Vice-President, Mr Hee Ah Mui and Liaoning City’s Vice-Mayor and Party Secretary, Mr Liu Yun.
Mr Liu spoke on the focus and requirements of a development zone and harmonious and sustainable urban development. In sharing expertise and experiences on global success stories, it was hoped that JURONG International will help elevate Liaoning Economic Zone as one of China’s key strategic development zones. Mr Liu added that he looked forward to building a long term partnership with JURONG International.
Tianjin Eco-City’s Low Carbon Living Lab Groundbreaks
Business Tianjin, 27 March 2012
The Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co., Ltd. (SSTEC) held a groundbreaking ceremony on 27 Mar 2012 for its Low Carbon Living Lab (LCLL) project. The ceremony was witnessed by Singapore’s Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development, Mr. Lee Yi Shyan, and Deputy Secretary of CPC Tianjin Municipal Party Committee and Party Secretary of the Tianjin Binhai New Area, Mr. He Lifeng.
Located within the Eco-Business Park in the Tianjin Eco-City, the LCLL is jointly developed by SSTEC, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore and International Enterprise (IE) Singapore. When completed in 2013, the LCLL will be a high quality, green office building with low carbon emissions.
Designed by JURONG Consultants, the LCLL will provide a platform for Singapore-based companies to participate in Tianjin Eco-City project and showcase their capabilities in eco-solutions.
JURONG Consultants Signs MOU with Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development
fedpress.ru, 27 February 2012
Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development of the Stavropol Territory has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with JURONG Consultants (Singapore) in mid-February 2012.
Signed between the Russian Minister of Economic Development of the Stavropol Territory, Mr Yuri Yagudaev, and President, JURONG Consultants, Ms Mao Whey Ying, the MOU provides for interaction and cooperation between the parties in the creation and development of the Stavropol region of special economic zones, regional, industrial, technological and tourism and recreational parks. JURONG Consultants will provide consulting solutions on regional planning and development zoning to accelerate economic growth.
Urban Planning Services For Suining City
中国新加坡经贸合作网, 遂宁新闻网, 23 February 2012
JURONG Consultants’ Vice President for Infrastructure and Planning, Dr Zhang Qingyu, met with Party Secretary of Suining, Mr Cui Baohua, at Suining city, Sichuan province on 21 Feb 2012.
Joining the meeting was Singapore Cooperation Enterprise’s Training Director, Mr Eric Lee, who had a good impression of Suining city. He commented on Suining city’s four major resource advantages namely: abundance of suitable land for industrialization, natural environmental elements, rich cultural and diversity elements and good transport infrastructure.
Mr Cui Baohua appreciated the suggestions contributed by JURONG Consultants and hoped to witness Suining city being transformed into a modern and sustainable garden city.
JURONG Consultants To Develop Tomsk SEZ
Tomskij Obzor, 20 February 2012
JURONG Consultants will provide consulting solutions to help develop Tomsk Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in three stages as mapped out in an agreement in November 2011.
The three stages are Strategic Studies, Conceptual Planning and Detailed Planning. First phase of this project is expected to complete by end-April. Tomsk SEZ, both north and south area occupying 300 ha, was established in December 2005. It has three main pillars of industries: in IT and electronics, medical and biotechnology and new materials and nanotechnology.
JURONG Consultants Contributes to Songshan
东北新闻网, 15 February 2012
Songshan New Area recently commissioned Tongji University and JURONG International to provide controlled and conceptual master planning services for their southern district.
The call for a second largest city in Jinzhou came after authorities witnessed the rapid development of its coastal area. According to requirements, the concept of the southern Songshan New Area will be modelled after the old charms of European town architecture.
Currently, there are four commercial and residential projects, valued at over RMB 400 million, located at the Southern District New Area.
JURONG Consultants To Design For Baokang Industrial Park
保康县人民政府新闻中心, 8 February 2012
JURONG International (China) was commissioned by Xiangyang Economic and Development Committee team to provide positioning studies and conceptual master planning services to Xiangyang Yujiahu-Baokang Industrial Park on 1 Feb 2012, following a feasibility study tasked earlier.
At a meeting on 2 Feb 2012, the Party Secretary for Hubei-Baokang Economic Development Bureau, Mr Lv Kexian, officially welcomed the team from JURONG International. He hoped that the master plan will accommodate all specifications bringing out the distinctive features of Baokang Industrial park.
Development Of Keshi Petrochemical Industrial Park
天山网, 18 January 2012
JURONG Consultant’s Vice-President for Oil and Gas Services, Mr Tan Wooi Leong, embarked on a study trip to Kelamayi Petrochemical Industrial Park on 12 Jan 2012 and met with Vice-Mayor, Mr Wang Gengxin where they engaged in a fruitful discussion on the development of Keshi Petrochemical Industrial Park.
Mr Wang was confident of JURONG Consultants’ capabilities in providing industrial consulting solutions, and hoped its expertise will help accelerate the industrial landscape and economic development of Kelamayi city.
Mr Tan acknowledged the environmental and geographical advantages of Kelatmayi city, and agreed that the city is one of the most promising investment city in West China. With mutual commitment pledged on the project, it was hoped that Kelamayi development project will be a milestone for JURONG Consultants in expanding her reach in China.
星岛环球网, 搜狐-滚动, 新民网-新闻, 6 January 2012
Huanghe International Eco-city is Qihe county’s new city in the north of Huanghe development zone. Previously, development has been restricted in the 63sqkm area to protect the eco and environmental systems of the Huanghe region. At its most natural state, it composes 60% water and 30% wet surface. With the restriction lifted in 2008, it advanced into the next phase of exciting development with 11 tourism projects estimated at RMB46 billion.
JURONG International was commissioned by the local development committee team to provide consulting solutions for the project. “One-third” planning concept was authorized and ten such master plans were designed as a result. These included a masterplan with three control zones: ‘eco-protection zone’ where no building and construction activities are allowed; ‘eco-conscious zone’ where only limited developments are permitted; and ‘eco-balanced zone’ where building and construction developments for residential, commercial, recreational and administrative functions are allowed.
Accordingly, Huanghe eco-city has been graded as provincial level tourism resort zone. It has brought in 1.4 million tourists accumulating RMB422 million in tourism receipts last year.
Singapore-Jilin Food Zone : Great Leap Forward Into 2012
中国新加坡经贸合作网, 5 January 2012
Green Food Project, one of the collaboration projects between Singapore and China, is fast gaining momentum. Jilin officials confirmed that the construction of five functional zones will commence this year.
Food Zone Administration Deputy Director, Mr Li Yin Peng, gave his firm support for the project. With a solid planning foundation, the project has made consistent progress with the inclusion of an innovative non-epidemic zone – a pre-requisite for the master planning. Jilin Province government officials have approved the 57 sqkm master plan designed by JURONG International.
Tianjin Airport Logistics Park To Begin Construction In 2H2012
中国民航报, 26 December 2011
Tianjin International Airport recently commissioned JURONG International to provide masterplanning services for the 6.4 sq km Tianjin Airport and Logistics park.
The contract was signed by the General Manager of Tianjin Airport, Mr Yan Xin and CEO of JURONG International, China, Mr Ng Hwee Choon.
Completion is scheduled for June 2012, on time for the ground breaking and construction activities to commence in the second half of 2012.
JURONG Consultants Participates In Zheleznogorsk 1st Innovation Forum
Vsesmi.ru. 19 December 2011
Leading Russian and foreign specialists in the field of industrial projects and infrastructure development attended the first Innovation Forum in Zheleznogorsk, Russian on December 1.
JURONG Consultants was one of the foreign companies to attend the forum. The company was represented by Director for Business Development, Mr Raymond Kwok, who stressed the importance of marketing as part of a holistic industrial and economic development process.
JURONG Consultants is a company of the JURONG International Group.
Green Food Project Taking Shape in Jilin-Singapore Food Zone
联合早报网, 14 December 2011
Green Food Project, one of the collaboration projects between Singapore and China, is gaining momentum and will help accelerate the construction of five functional zones next year.
This follows after Jilin Provincial Government’s approval for a 57 sq km masterplan designed by JURONG International in August 2011. Prior to this, another 3 sq km start-up zone was successfully delivered, and is now home to several food enterprises.
Jilin-Singapore Food Zone
和讯财经新闻, 12 December 2011
中国新加坡经贸合作网, 13 December 2011
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong first mooted the idea for an agricultural and food zone at a meeting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at the 7th Asia-Europe Meeting in October 2008. Mr Wen endorsed the idea and agreed that the main aim was to develop a high standard and internationally competitive food zone for the production of safe and quality foods.
Mr Wen made a study visit to Jilin province in July 2009 and gave his affirmation for the inaugural project. This was further backed by subsequent visits from each country’s officials who pledged their support for the food zone.
The Food Zone Administrative Committee commissioned JURONG International and the provincial masterplanning unit to jointly provide overall masterplanning services for the 57 sq km food zone. Accordingly, there would be six functional zones, namely, industrial, logistic, commercial, administrative, greenery and recreational.
The Food Zone will utilize the geographical and resource advantages of Jilin City as well as capabilities from both China and Singapore in research and development, industry development, public health, quality standards, urban development, international networks and management systems.
JURONG Consultants In Russia To Work On Moglino SEZ
Pskov News Release, 9 December 2011
The Governor of the Pskov region, Mr Andrey Turchak, met with JURONG Consultants’ representatives on Dec 9 to work on the specialization of Moglino Industrial Park.
JURONG Consultants has been engaged by the Pskov region to provide consulting services in territorial development design, marketing and business strategy of Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Pskov. The 215 ha Moglino SEZ, located 8 km from Pskov, will create a modern industrial infrastructure and investment zone in Northwest Russia.
Mr Andrey Turchak is pleased at the pace of development which is currently ahead of schedule. He hoped they will be able to conclude the Moglino Industrial Park’s specialization and management model soon.
Saudi Arabian Construction Sector On Track
Gulf News, 18 November 2011
New project awards are starting to emerge from the project pipeline in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), following the kingdom's reiteration to emphasize on social housing and mega-sized industrial clusters.
Construction activity in the UAE states has taken a dip in the wake of Abu Dhabi's recent announcement to scale down some of its large-scale and long-term developments. The mammoth $667 million Information Technology and Communications Complex (ITCC) in KSA being developed by the Rayadah Investment Company in Riyadh will be the biggest tech-specific complex in the kingdom. The overall development of the tech complex features a central area of four 24-storey towers, two buildings exclusively for R&D, another two for business technology incubator, a library and sports club.
The masterplan for the complex stems from a joint venture involving the consultancy Zuhair Fayez and Singapore's JURONG International.
Jincheng City Mayor Meets JURONG Consultants’ Rep
山西人民政府, 晋城在线 , 15 November 2011
Jincheng City Mayor, Mr Wang Qingxian, met with Mr Yuen Heng Mun, Senior Planning Consultant from JURONG Consultants on 13 Nov 2011 for a round of discussion on collaboration issues.
Following Mr Wang’s introduction on current economic situation in Jincheng, a city of Shanxi province, Mr Yuen remarked that Jincheng has enormous potential for further economic development. JURONG Consultants look forward to working closely with the relevant authorities on achieving mutual goals.
Mr Wang acknowledged and welcomed JURONG Consultants in providing market feasibility study services in Jincheng city, ensuring full cooperation from the city authorities.
Megafloat Oil Storage In The Works
The Business Times, 31 October 2011
The shortage of storage capacity here with no more land available for building more surface tank farms, has led many international oil traders based here to resort to using tank farms sprouting up in neighbouring Johor.
A pilot project to store oil on very large floating structures (VLFS) will be constructed as part of ongoing efforts to develop alternative facilities for oil traders in land-scarce Singapore.
The first 'megafloat' at Pulau Sebarok will be government-led, private sector-run, initially built and owned by JTC Corporation, then operated by Royal Vopak. With a minimum storage capacity of 300,000 cubic metres, it comprises two rectangular modules, each with 150,000 cu m capacity.
Accordingly, Vopak, one of the biggest terminal operators here, will have the option to take over ownership of the floating storage at a later stage.
Final-stage engineering for the Sebarok VLFS is being done by a consortium comprising JURONG Consultants and British Maritime Technology Group and will include input from the user. The consultants are expected to prepare and call for the engineering, procurement and construction tender for its construction in the coming months.
S'pore Businesses Urged To Use Cape Town To Expand Into Africa
The Business Times, 28 October 2011
The Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism in the Western Cape government of South Africa, Mr Alan Winde, was in Singapore recently to attend Spotlight Singapore event, organised by The Arts House and Asian Culture Enterprise Singapore (ACES).
While in Singapore, the minister met several government agencies and local businesses to explore collaboration and investment opportunities, including the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore Tourism Board and International Enterprise Singapore, Keppel Corporation and JURONG Consultants.
Mr Winde cited the similar traits between the two countries could help both 'gateway economies' achieve synergy. CAPE Town could act as a springboard for Singapore businesses to expand into the rest of Africa.
According to an interview with The Business Times, Mr Winde said that, economically, there are many similarities between both economies, as Western Cape and Singapore are 'gateway economies (into their regions) with excellent port and airport facilities, and strong financial services and oil processing sectors'.
He noted that JURONG Consultants had recently advised South Africa on developing industrial zones. Western Cape has three similar regional trade zones, for one of which - Saldanha Bay, launched on Oct 24. His agency will be appointing a local firm to do the development work and it was hoped that JURONG Consultants can be involved to provide consulting expertise.
Latest Developments In Cities Development - Biopolis
南京報, 17 October 2011
Speaking on Biopolis’s success, Executive Vice President of JURONG International, Ms Mao Whey Ying, said that Biopolis’ premises are always occupied with people 24 hours a day and that these people, while being mostly researchers, need not be boring and they need a place that has vitality. Hence Biopolis is designed with the concept of “Work, Live, Play”.
Further explaining on this concept, Principal Planner Chew Weng Huat, said that the buildings are built close to each other so that common spaces are being created for interaction between the research tenants. This in turn creates a sense of cohesiveness.
JURONG International To Provide Consultancy Services For Kashgar City
新疆新闻, 14 October 2011
JURONG International signed an agreement with the Kashgar City Government to provide consultancy services for the development of commercial zones in Kashgar City. Services provided include industrial structure planning, city development zoning and land use planning.
Partnering JURONG International is Singapore Cooperation Enterprise, which will provide management manpower training for Kashgar City officials.
Low Carbon City Development
中国新闻网, 13 October 2011
BCA International Development’s Director Mr Koh Lin, speaking at the “Low Carbon Eco Development Forum (低碳绿色发展论坛)” in Zhaoqing, Guangdong, said that Zhaoqing, due to its geographical location, is suitable for the development of a Low Carbon Eco-City. He said that he is confident that Zhaoqing’s Low Carbon Eco-City will be a success and it will be a role model for other Chinese cities to emulate.
At the forum, JURONG International’s Business Development Manager, Xu Feng, spoke on the successful development of Singapore’s Jurong Industrial Park as a low carbon and eco-friendly industrial park.
Prior to this, BCA and the Zhaoqing Government signed an MOU on collaboration in areas such as eco-district conceptualization, drafting of green building and district standards and regulations, policy study and research, sharing of experience and expertise, and green industry capability development.
Plans For Pskov Industrial Park "Moglino” To Become A Federal SEZ
ASN-info & Construction Weekly, 11 October 2011
The authorities of the Pskov region are going to get the status of Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for the industrial park Moglino by end of 2011, according to Governor Andrei Turchak.
The authorities of Pskov has engaged JURONG Consultants to provide consultancy services such as master planning and development of marketing and business strategies for Moglino.
Mr Turchak said that he hopes that at least 2 or 3 anchor companies will be setting up in Moglino after the upcoming roadshows in Singapore, Russia, China and Europe.
Singapore Delegation Visits Hefei, China
合肥在线-合肥日报 1st October 2011
IE Singapore led a delegation of Singapore businessmen to visit Hefei, China to discuss further on the development of the Xinqiao International Hub (新桥国际临空产业园). Companies participating in the visit include Global Logistics, GuocoLand and JURONG International.
JURONG International is represented by Vice President Wong Kok Cheong.
LTA Awards First MRT Tuas West Extension Contract
Channel News Asia, 23 September 2011
联合早报网, 24 September 2011
JURONG Primewide has been awarded the first MRT Tuas West Extension civil contract by The Land Transport Authority (LTA) to construct a 26ha MRT depot at Tuas.
The S$237 million depot project, located between Tuas West Road and Tuas West Drive, will provide stabling and maintenance facilities for the additional 13 North-South-East-West Line trains that will be purchased for the Tuas West Extension.
Tuas West Extension, which extends the East-West line from Joo Koon station, will consist of a 7.5Km long twin-tracked MRT viaduct and four above-ground stations.
Construction of the depot will start this year end and targets to complete in 2016.
Chongqing And S’pore Firms Sign Agreements Worth US$20b
Lianhe Zaobao, 7 September 2011
Chongqing Foreign Trade and Economic Relations Commission and Chongqing International Expositions signed six collaboration agreements and Memorandums of Understanding worth over USD20 billion with six Singapore enterprises.
Witnessed by Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development, Mr Lee Yi Shyan and Party Secretary of Chongqing City, Mr Huang Qifan, the signing ceremony took place at St. Regis Hotel, Singapore on 6 September 2011.
JURONG International was one of the six Singapore firms to have signed the collaboration agreement. The long term strategic collaboration agreement entailed our provision of master planning design and project management consulting services to industrial and business parks in Chongqing. In return, the authorities in Chongqing will offer strategic recommendations to their investors one of which would be JURONG International’s expertise in consulting solutions.
New Concepts In Master Planning For Wuzhou
梧州日报, 24 August 2011
City Mayor of Wuzhou, Mr Wang Kaihui, met with JURONG International's Executive Vice President, Ms Mao Wheyying, on 23 August 2011, in Wuzhou, Guangxi.
At the meeting, they discussed Wuzhou's industrial parks, transport infrastructures, urban space planning and property developments. Both parties reached a mutual agreement on long term collaboration. Ms Mao added that JURONG International would be glad to share with Wuzhou, its accumulated project experiences in Singapore and China and hoped that this would accelerate economic and sustainability development in the city.
A Breakthrough In Pskov For JURONG Consultants
ABNews.ru , 17 July 2011
Business Magazine, 21 July 2011
JURONG Consultants and the Development Agency of the Pskov region in Russia entered into an agreement on July 19, to develop a plan for regional development, business models and attracting investors into the industrial park of Moglino.
The signing ceremony was graced by the Deputy Economic Development Minister, Mr Oleg Saveliev, the Governor of the Pskov region, Mr Turchak Andrew and his first deputy, Mr Sergei Pernikov. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Singapore to Russia, Mr Simon Tensing de Cruz, was also present at the ceremony. Representing JURONG Consultants' was Business Development Director, Mr Raymond Kwok.
The project scope involves the strategic study and master plan for Moglino Industrial Park and a vision plan for Stupnikovo Industrial Park in Pskov, Russia Federation.
大连日报, 大连晚报, 6 April 2011
Dalian’s Huayuankou is on a brisk speed of development to emerge as a unique eco-waterfront city second to none in China.
JURONG Consultants has been entrusted to draw up a conceptual master plan as well as an urban design for Huayuankou economic development zone.
Included in the plan is reclamation of the coastal line which has since seen 3 sq km of coastal region completed and another 10 sq km by this year end. No effort was spared in protecting the marine eco-system as the latest reclamation technology was used.
It was reported that Huayuankou’s five pillars of growth, namely aviation manufacturing, new materials manufacturing, biomedical, electronics and eco-energy technology, will together generate a GDP of RMB100 billion in five years. Accordingly, as of end-March, Huayuankou has attracted over RMB60 billion from 176 investors.
Another Singapore-styled Integrated Park To Be Realised
南方财富网, 29 March 2011
The Business Times, 联合早报网, 生物谷, 30 March 2011
An agreement was inked on Mar 29, 2011 between JURONG Consultants and Wuhan East Lake High-Tech Development Zone, to draw up a master plan for the Sino-Singapore (Wuhan) Science Park.
The signing ceremony took place at the 4th Asia BioPharma Convention & Exhibition held in Singapore that also saw Wuhan East Lake High-Tech Development Zone signing memorandum of understanding with Sino-Singapore Investment & Innovation Platform and CleanTech Ventures Asia Group.
Plans are on to develop the Sino-Singapore (Wuhan) Science Park into another successful Singapore-styled integrated park.
A 30 sq km of land will be allocated within the economic zone to the Sino-Singapore (Wuhan) Science Park, which is the same size as the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City. Construction of Phase One at 12 sq km is expected to start next year. According to secretary of CPC committee - Wuhan East Lake High-Tech Development Zone, Mr Jia Yao Bin, the intention of this Wuhan collaboration is to leverage on Singapore's capabilities and experiences in Suzhou, Tianjin and Guangzhou.
SMU Students on a Business Study Mission to Middle East
Berita Harian Singapore, 19 February2011
Four Malay students from the SMU are due for the Middle East on a business study mission. Known as the Middle East Business Study Mission SMU, this is the ninth program since 2007. They will visit places like Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates (UAE) to gain a first-hand understanding of the region's business practices, culture and social systems.
They will visit companies such as Etihad Airways and JURONG International Consulting (Middle East). There will be a total of 41 students and school officials bound for the Middle East on April 24.
New Development Plans in Pipeline
千华网 , 18 February 2011
The ongoing fervour for development and transformation in China’s business and industrial landscape is still prevalent and the optimistic outlook in the new year promises another year of similar sentiment.
Gaoxin Industrial Park is one of them, with a 104sqkm land area. It has engaged the services from an American and Singaporean firm to help devise a strategic master plan for the park. JURONG International is pleased to render its consulting solutions to the zone.
Gaoxin has released over 20 projects in response to a target plan of over 70 projects, each worth RMB 500 million.
Singapore’s First Floating Oil Storage
The Business Times, 11 February 2011
Tank Terminals, Tank Storage Magazine, 14 February 2011
Taking centrestage is Singapore’s first floating oil storage project set to launch in the second half of 2011. JURONG Consultants, partnering with British Maritime Technology Group (BMT), had earlier won the tender to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) for the very large floating structure (VLFS) at Pulau Sebarok in Jurong Island.
Jurong Island’s land scarcity issue does not allow for any more surface-based oil storage to be built. Building a VLFS is a natural progression and solution to the land-challenged petrochemical island.
Accordingly, the zero availability of land for additional oil storage has led to many oil traders and terminal operators here resorting to either building or leasing space at new terminals in neighbouring Johor.
While the final-stage engineering for the floating terminal has just started with tenders for its construction expected around June, the JURONG Consultants-BMT Group consortium is expected to complete their FEED by Q1, and thereafter prepare and call the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) tender by mid-year.
New Wave of Investments in Rajasthan
Scribd, 9 February 2011
Mahindra World City (MWC), masterplanned by JURONG Consultants, was officially launched in Jaipur in early February 2011. It was graced by several corporate heads from Infosys, Wipro and Mahindra Group.
Spreading over an area of 3,000 acres, MWC is a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) designed to provide a world-class platform for corporates to expand their business and compete globally. Being developed as a multi-product SEZ on an “Integrated Business City” format, it boasts state-of-the-art facilities and an inland container depot.
Mr. Keshub Mahindra, Chairman of the Mahindra Group, said that SEZs have an important role to play for India to emerge as a manufacturing super power. Designed to attract world-class corporates, MWC is an innovative investment platform, creating a 'plug-in and play' environment integrating work, live and leisure in one area.
Dalian’s 5 Man-made Lakes Larger than West Lake
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Dalian will invest RMB 7 billion, using state-of-the-art reclamation technology to create five man-made lakes, touted to be larger in size than the well-known West Lake in Hangzhou.
According to reports, 5km of the coastal line has been reclaimed, the final completion will be in in three years. By then, Huayuankou would have expanded its city space by 50km in a much improved eco-environment. Similarly, coastal lines will be lengthened from 41km to 99km, creating an 8.8km internal lake between the coastal area and the reclaimed land.
The Huayuankou Economic Zone team had earlier commissioned JURONG International to provide full conceptual master planning design services. Using the conceptual master plan as a blue print with sustainable practice elements, it aims to create a role-model success for bench-mark practice.
Planning for India Petrochemical Investment Region
The Hindu, Business Line, 15 January 2011
The VK Petroleum Chemicals and Petrochemical Investment Region Special Development Authority (PCPIR SDA) has earlier issued a global notification for submission of Expression of Interest to prepare the Master Plan and Zonal development Plans for the proposed Petrochemical Investment Region in Visakhapatnam, India.
JURONG Consultants emerged as one of the six shortlisted companies to contend for the second stage of opening financial bids. The first stage of the tender consisted of technical pre-qualification process, which was evaluated by the Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA) office.
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Foshan delegation’s Singapore Study Trip was successfully concluded by a visit to JURONG International and the Media Development Authority of Singapore on 9 December 2010.
Foshan city Party Secretary, Mr Chen Yunxian said in his concluding remarks that Foshan needs to tap on Singapore’s expertise to fulfill Foshan’s new growth leap. With JURONG International’s capability in master planning, he is confident of Foshan’s future and envisioned that Singapore today will be Foshan’s future.
Tourism Within Huanghe’s Eco-City
大众日报, 10 December 2010
Construction works has officially started on the three major tourism projects in Qihe’s Huanghe River International Eco-City in Shandong province on 6 December 2010.
Accordingly, Qihe has planned to build an Eco-city within the north zone of the Yellow River, integrating entertainment, tourism, ecological and urban agriculture, and transforming it into an important hub for modern and commercial services.
With tourism slated as the main pillar, the three major tourism projects, Qihexian Hot Springs Resort, Qihe Water World Park and a major theme park, are deemed as the mega projects of the Eco City.
The local Qihe government has commissioned JURONG International to provide master planning design services for the 16sqkm Eco-City, with themes centering on hot springs, a water village and a cultural and eco-agriculture resort.
Making Progress in Chengxi Industrial Park’s Groundwork
中国余姚, 2 December 2010
Chengxi Industrial Park, an economic zone in Yuyao city, Ningbo, has seen completion to its 6.5Km2 Phase 1 Controlled Detailed Planning. Prior to this, the planning committee had commissioned JURONG International to undertake a conceptual masterplan design job for the overall 13.82Km2 of land space.
With development emphasis towards a high-tech manufacturing base, Chengxi Industrial Park targets to groundbreak in 2011.
A New Offshore Marine Centre to Boost Support Facilities
The Business Times, 30 November 2010
SINGAPORE'S new Offshore Marine Centre (OMC) will further boost its support facilities for the region's oil and gas exploration and production sector when it starts operation in November 2011.
Touted as the second big project being built at Tuas View, the area is shaping up to become the next major port and offshore marine hub in Singapore, amid strong indications that Singapore's port operations in the city centre might shift to Tuas in the near future.
JTC Corporation, who will develop the 13ha centre, said the OMC is an infrastructure innovation conceived and developed to provide unique waterfront infrastructure for the offshore and marine industry as well as to help optimise the use of scarce waterfront land in Singapore.
To make more efficient use of the scarce land available, JTC has appointed JURONG Consultants to carry out a land intensification study for the offshore and marine (O&M) sector in Singapore.
As part of the study, the consultant will study existing value-chain activities in O&M operations and create conceptual designs for each of the two industry clusters.
Chongqing and JURONG International Cooperates in National Economic Zone
Omy, 重庆日报, 中国新加坡经贸合作网, 17-19 November 2010
Chongqing Liangjiang New District Administrative Committee has commissioned JURONG International to provide urban conceptual design and consulting services to an 80Km2 of land in the new district. A Cooperation Agreement was signed between the two entities at 16 November 2010’s signing ceremony which was graced by Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of People’s Republic of China in Singapore, Mr Li Ming Lin.
The state-level project was highly rated with ambitions of transforming the zone into a high-tech manufacturing base, a modern commercial services hub as well as a model financial centre of western China. Chongqing Liangjiang New District is poised to play a major role in driving the development of Chongqing and China’s western regions.
JURONG Consultants Shortlisted in Final Top 5
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9-11 November 2010
The Innograd in Skolkovo is a project in Russia that brings a cluster of five sectors together in one city, namely, nuclear, Info-communication technology, biomedical and pharmaceuticals, energy and aerospace.
Mr Viktor Vekselberg, head of Russia's Silicon Valley initiative, recently announced that JURONG Consultants was one of the ten shortlisted companies bidding for Skolkovo’s Innograd architectural concept planning. The second round of selection saw JURONG Consultants emerge as one of the Top five making it to the final round, among other renowned international consulting firms.
Accordingly, it was understood that the selected firm will work together with the Chief Russian designer on the esteemed project.
JURONG Consultants is a member of the JURONG International group.
LIAONING YINGKOU PARTY SEC VISITS WUKUANG INDUSTRIAL PARK
衢州日报, 1 november 2010
Yingkou City’s Party Secretary, Mr Sun Jianguo and his delegation visited Wukuang Industrial Park in Liaoning’s Yingkou city on 29 Oct 2010. Wukuang Industrial Park, sitting on a 30.4 km2 of land, was developed in three phases. The first phase of 7.4 km2 has seen completion in the park’s sales and promotional activities with various established global and local investors entering the Park.
Master planned by JURONG International, Wukuang Industrial Park was vital in driving the industrial and urban developments of the city. The park focuses on parts and equipments manufacturing, steel value add processing, new materials, logistics and modern commercial services.
HUAYUANKOU ECONOMIC ZONE CELEBRATES MILESTONE ACHIEVEMENT
大连天健网, 22 October 2010
Dalian Huayuankou Economic Zone celebrated three joyous occasions at a grand opening ceremony on 20 Oct 2010. The ribbon cutting ceremony of Huayuankou Master Plan Exhibition Centre, indoor golf training facility and a mid-scale hotel was graced by high level officials of both Dalian city and Liaoning province. Huayuankou Master Plan Exhibition Centre sits on a land area of over 10,000 m2.
Featured with indoor showcase facility, a 3D movie theatre, and various high-technology interactivity capabilities, visitors were treated with a first-hand experience of a futuristic city with fully-designed conceptual urban solutions master planned by JURONG International.
HAINAN-SINGAPORE INCREASED COOPERATION
北部湾东盟经济网, 22 October 2010
Hainan, one China's provinces that Singapore companies has actively pursued, has seen 426 Singapore projects with an investment of US$10.29 billion as of December 2009. Singapore is Hainan province’s fifth largest foreign source of investment and is also the largest among ASEAN entities. Future plans for further collaboration include tourism, port & logistics, marine engineering, farming and agriculture, petrochemical, as well as exchanges between enterprises and cultural arenas.
To capitalize on Singapore’s successful experience in the development of Jurong Island’s petrochemical hub, Hainan officials had approached JURONG International for consultation on industrial build up, master planning and management solutions. Focus on port and marine infrastructure cooperation was high on the discussion agenda.
CHINA-INDONESIA FIRST ECONOMIC AND TRADE COOPERATION ZONE
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A groundbreaking ceremony was officially held for the first China and Indonesia economic and trade cooperation zone at Bekasi, Indonesia on 11 October 2010.
High-level representatives from China and Indonesia were present at the ceremony to witness the groundbreaking of Phase One’s 120ha of land. JURONG International had completed and delivered the master plan design for the main 200ha of land. It was anticipated that an integrated industrial park incorporating work, live, play with eco-systems, will be delivered within three years, providing a platform for the Chinese enterprises to globalize their businesses within Indonesia and the regional South-east Asia.
JILIN VICE MAYOR VISITS JURONG INTERNATIONAL
江城日报, 30 SEPTEMBER 2010
Jilin City’s Vice Mayor, Mr Wang Zhihou, paid a visit to JURONG International in Singapore on 29 Sep 2010 and met with its Executive Vice President, Er. Mao Whey Ying.
Mr Wang expressed his appreciation to JURONG International for its recent delivery of consulting services within a short time. The services referred to a master planning of a 7 km2 start up zone and control detailed planning of another 2 km2. He added that both entities would offer full collaboration and support to bring out the fullest potential of a highly regarded China-Singapore Food Zone. Er. Mao Whey Ying stressed that a well-designed master plan is a crucial aspect of industrial planning and development and China-Singapore Food Zone possesses good foundation elements for master planning. She ensured that JURONG International would offer its full expertise and support for the project.
MALAYSIAN COMPANIES INVEST IN SRI CITY
YAHOO! MALAYSIA; BERNAMA.COM; THE STAR ONLINE-MALAYSIA NEWS,
SCOTTRADE, MALAYSIA PROPERTY NEWS, 28-30 SEPTEMBER 2010
Three Malaysian companies have bought into Sri City - the “Work-Live-Learn-Play” concept master planned by JURONG Consultants of Singapore. Sri City, India's first integrated business city with well-demarcated industrial zones, is shaped to emerge as a complete and integrated business city. This has attracted three Malaysian companies who are expected to sign several agreements before year-end to invest in Sri City.
Accordingly, Sri City, located about 55Km north of Chennai, has attracted over 35 multi-national companies with 11 more companies currently in operation and five others under construction. It is expected to secure at least another 15 companies before the first-quarter of 2011.
ASIA'S INTEREST BUILDING UP IN RUSSIA
THE BUSINESS TIMES, 28 SEPTEMBER 2010
Russia is seeking Asia’s active participation in developing and commercializing its Silicon Valley initiative plans. This was the message that Mr Viktor Vekselberg, head of Russia's Silicon Valley initiative, sent out to The Business Times on the sidelines of the Russia-Singapore Business forum held on 27 September 2010 in Singapore.
Mr Vekselberg added that interest is brewing in the Eastern hemisphere and cited JURONG Consultants as one of the ten shortlisted companies bidding for Skolkovo’s Innograd architectural concept planning.
He also toured the Fusionopolis@one-north and Biopolis Biomedical Science hub to get a better understanding of the success stories in this two acclaimed knowledge-based business parks.
Accordingly, the Innograd in Skolkovo is a project in Russia that brings a cluster of five sectors together in one city, namely, nuclear, Info-communication technology, biomedical and pharmaceuticals, energy and aerospace.
ENTERPRISE-LED DEVELOPMENT OF SINGAPORE-LIAONING COLLABORATION
中国新加坡经贸合作网, 联合早报, 17 SEPTEMBER 2010
Singapore-Liaoning’s Changxing Island Economic Zone was one of the milestones of collaboration efforts between Singapore and China. Situated on eastern Liaoning peninsula, it occupies a 349 km2 of land. It is hyped as an enterprise led development with entensive support from the Chinese government.
Singapore’s Minister of Manpower, Mr Gan Kim Yong, responded to a media interview that Singapore and China had endorsed the economic development plans in Changxing Island after China elevated the island’s economic development zone to a national level status. It will be a highly developed industrial zone bringing accelerated growth to the region and JURONG International is one of the many Singapore enterprises, who has shifted their focus to Changxing Island. Mr Gan hoped that the economic collaboration will aid in expanding the cultural and tourism exchanges between the two countries.
OPTIMISTIC ABOUT BRAZIL
THE BUSINESS TIMES, LIANHE ZAOBAO, 2 SEPTEMBER 2010
In a recent interview on doing business in Latin America, JURONG International's Group President & CEO, Er. Tang Tat Kwong, expressed that running a business in rapidly emerging markets proved to be very challenging.
He added that one needs to be empathetic towards the local culture and business environment and that JURONG International had her fair share of challenges in Brazil but resolves key issues by seeking compromised and mutual win-win solutions. This was enhanced by our efforts in familiarizing ourselves with the Brazilian way of doing business.
The company is optimistic about Latin America and recognizes the tremendous opportunities that exist within the region and beyond, by continuing to explore and intensify marketing efforts.
A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS CONCEPT IN SRI CITY
PR-CANADA.NET, 29 AUGUST 2010
His Excellency, Mr. Axel Saurer, Acting Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany visited Sri City on 28 August 2010. Located 55km from Chennai, Sri City is master planned by JURONG Consultants based on a "Work-Live-Learn-Play” concept.
Covering more than 6,000 acres, Sri City is India's first integrated business city with a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Domestic Tariff Zone (DTZ) and a Free Trade Warehousing Zone (FTWZ).
With her unique concept of country-specific enclaves furnished with complete lifestyle amenities, the city has attracted committed investments from more than 34 companies in 11 countries.
When completed, it will be truly an integrated development for business and lifestyle.
Linying welcomes JURONG International
中国漯河网, 25 August 2010
JURONG International visited Linying, Henan on 24 August 2010 for a study mission trip and was warmly received by the leaders of the city and county administration, Mr Sun Yunfeng, Mr Guo Guohui and Mr Wang Mincai.
Mr Hee Ah Mui, Executive Vice-President of JURONG International, was impressed with the current developments of Linying Industrial Zone and remarked that Linying has great attributes and potential for mega developments. JURONG International, with vast industrialization solution experiences and success stories in Suzhou Industrial Park and Tianjin Binhai New Area, would be happy to collaborate with Linying towards realizing her vision.
This was a return visit at the invitation of Luohe’s Party Secretary Jin Kewen who visited Singapore earlier.
Gopalpur Industrialization Taking Off
Prdomain Business Register, Yahoo! India News, Daily News & Analysis,
India Times, Business Standard, Economic Times Epaper (Kolkata), Pragativadi
20-21 August 2010
Tata Steel held a ground breaking ceremony of Gopalpur Industrial park (GIP) at Gopalpur in southern Odisha, India on 20 August 2010. The ceremony was officiated by the Honourable Chief Minister of Odisha, Mr Sri Naveen Patnaik.
Gopalpur Industrial park, designed with green development, is being developed to facilitate the industrial development of the region. JURONG Consultants developed the conceptual master plan for GIP.
In addition to generating substantial employment opportunities, Gopalpur Industrial Park is expected to contribute to all-round economic development of the region.
Singapore Team Visits Zhanjiang
南博网, 13 August 2010
JURONG Consultants’ Mr Wong Kok Cheong, recently joined a Singapore business delegation to Zhanjiang, China for a two-day business exploratory trip in the port and logistics industry.
Singapore hopes to seek collaboration with Zhanjiang in the port and logistics sector. In his address, Zhanjiang City Mayor, Mr Chen Yaoguang, concurred his wish to work with Singapore through this mission which would explore investment and collaboration opportunities between the two countries.
Extending Services to Yantai’s Life Sciences
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中国-中国互联网新闻中心, 一丹医药网, 中国化工市场七日讯
11-20 August 2010
International collaboration has been the strategy in developing Shandong Life Sciences Park, and JURONG International is one of the companies to offer her industry park planning solutions.
Introducing a whole suite of attractive investment package and ambitious visions for the park to boost investors’ confidence, Shandong Life Sciences Park is expected to be a world-class base for biomedical sciences and technology facilities as well as setting the benchmark for national biomedical developments.
Forging Team Spirit
Human Resource Management, 13 August 2010
Staff from JURONG Consultants recently attended a team building course offered by external training consultancy firms.
JURONG International is one of the many organisations today which believes in talent management and invests time and effort in corporate team building and bonding activities. These will help to form better understanding among employees as well as greater workplace synergies.
One of the attendees from JURONG Consultants said that the course he attended helped his team develop stronger bonds and this has translated into improved meetings, interactivity and more innovative ideas.
JURONG Consultants is a member of the JURONG International Group.
JURONG Consultants Provides Masterplanner Service for Shandong Biotech Park
中国经营网, 12 August 2010
JURONG Consultants will be providing master planning service for the Shandong Biotech Park. The project aims to provide one-stop world facilities for researchers in the fields of biomedical, marine studies and bio-farming.
JIN Secures Shriram Panorama Hills Project in Vizag
The Hindu, 9 August 2010
JURONG India has been appointed as the architect, structural designer and quality manager of Shriram Panorama Hills, a project of Shriram Properties of Shriram Group. This will be Visakhapatnam’s first skyscraper located at the foothills of the Yendada-Madhurawada region.
This private residential development will spread across more than 80 acres and will include 231 villas, 2,310 apartments and other facilities such as clubhouses, shopping malls and school.
Once completed, residents can look forward to 14 parks with 23.4 acres of landscaping, five kilometres of jogging track, valley view points, avenue plantation and drip irrigation system.
JURONG Consultants Speaks at BIMARC 2010
Star Property, 26 July 2010
Dr. Uma Maheswaran, Vice-President of Sustainability Development, JURONG Consultants, spoke at the “Building Information Modelling & Sustainable Architecture” seminar, to an audience of 80 industry players from the building and construction industry in Asia.
The one-day seminar provided an insight into BIM, a 3D digital design process that aids in the design, construction and maintenance of structures. Dr. Uma Maheswaran, who was among the seven international speakers and industry experts, spoke on ‘BIM and Sustainability’.
JURONG Consultants is a member of JURONG International.
Togolese Government Expresses Interest in JURONG International
Jeune Afrique, 19 July 2010
MTM News, 21 July 2010
The Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) and Singaporean business leaders made an exploratory visit to the Togolese Republic in June 2010.
Singapore is often cited as an excellent example, in the African nations, as a small city with many economic accomplishments. This is also exemplified in the perceptions of Singapore enterprises by the business community.
JURONG International was approached by the Togolese authority, who has expressed interest in the company for the development and management of new terminals in the port of Lome.
JURONG International In Jilin For Feasibility Study
江城日报, 15 July 2010
General Secretary of Jilin City Committee, Mr Zhou Huachen met with JURONG Consultant's Mr Wong Kok Cheong on 14 July 2010 in Jilin, China.
The objective of the Jilin trip was to conduct a detailed assessment on Jilin-Singapore Food Zone project initiatives before proceeding with master planning.
Mr Zhou Huachen welcomed the group’s initiative and commitment to the project. He added that the Jilin-Singapore food zone initiative had received wide publicity and attention, as such, a well-detailed master plan is imperative for future successful developments. He is confident that JURONG International, a company with world-class standards, is capable of delivering expectations on schedule. In return, Jilin City and Government will provide full assistance to support the project.
A Deal Inked With Turkish Petrochemical Giant
Referans, Milli Gazete, lojiport.com, 16 June 2010
Press Digest -Turkey, 23 June 2010
JURONG Consultants, a member of JURONG International, recently signed a consulting contract with Petkim Petrochemical Holding, a Turkish company in petrochemical industry.
Accordingly, the large-scale project involved building a $5 billion chemical park at its Aliaga plant on Turkish’s Aegean coast. To be completed by 2015, the new plant will help lift its capacity by tenfold.
Four-Cities, One-Park New Blueprint
余姚日报, 浙江在线, 31 May 2010
The city municipal party committee and government officials of Yuyao City in Zhejiang province officially held a grand convention to officiate the Yuyao Economic Development Zone committee group in May 2010.
Mr Chen Weijun, Party Secretary of Yuyao Municipal City, spoke on the importance of refining and upgrading the economic development structure to raise the competitiveness of Yuyao regional economic zone as well as to meet the national benchmark for city economic reform and development.
Accordingly, RMB1.88 billion was allocated for the infrastructure building plans. The new blueprint presented the “Four Cities, One Park” concept, and JURONG International was entrusted with the task of master planning the Binhai New City and Chengxi Industrial Park.
Environmental Planning Authority on Binjiang New city and Harbour
高港区人民政府网站, 25 May 2010
On 21 May 2010, Taizhou City’s Environmental group committee held a meeting on the Binjiang New City and harbour’s detailed planning and design which focused on environmental specifications.
The specialists agreed and supported JURONG International’s proposal on eco-agenda. They also emphasized the four areas that needed further enhancement.
The meeting forms part of a series of meetings held in phases to report on the project’s progress.
Jilin Delegation Visits JURONG International in Singapore
江城日报, 24 May 2010
Mr Wang Rulin, Governor of Jilin Province, China, called on JURONG International in Singapore on 22 May 2010.
JURONG International’s Executive Vice-President, Er. Mao Whey Ying, presented to the group, the development of one-north as well as subjects on land reclamation, land planning and environmental management.
Mr Wang added that Singapore was an excellent case study with good infrastructure planning, building and management.
JURONG International at Jilin Conference
江城日报, 21 May 2010
JURONG International’s Mr Hee Au Mui was recently one of the key speakers in Jilin, China. His presentation on urban and industrial planning attracted an audience of 240 from planning offices, industrial development departments, counties, etc.
At the invitation of the city municipal government of Jilin, Mr Hee spoke on Singapore's experiences in industrialization and elaborated through case studies. The objective of the conference was to raise the standards of Jilin’s urban and industrial planning, as well as to speed up the process of the China-Singapore food zone project initiatives.
JURONG Consultants Presents Airport Expansion Masterplan
Panrotas, 21 May 2010 (Translated)
The development of a logistics hub in Metropolitan Region of Greater Belo Horizonte (RMBH) was one of the exigent issues discussed during the presentation of the state secretary of Economic Development in Minas Gerais.
JURONG Consultants is the masterplanner for the expansion project of Tancredo Neves International Airport in Confins.
Belo Horizonte is the capital of the state of Minas Gerais, located in southeast Brazil. Plans for gradual expansion were initiated to meet a growing demand for the airport’s capacity.
Guangxi - Singapore Bilateral Trade Cooperation Reach New Heights
广西日报, 新华网, 16 April 2010
Singapore Parliamentary Secretary Sam Tan led a business mission to Guangxi from 5-9 April 2010 to attend Singapore-Guangxi trade and investment seminar, in a bid to seek opportunities and create more awareness for Singapore companies in Guangxi.
Singapore firms joining the business mission included modern services, urban and industrial solutions, port and logistics, banking and manufacturing. The mission set the stage for strengthening Singapore-Guangxi relations and for companies in both markets to grow.
Singapore is the most developed country in ASEAN and is one of the global hubs in finance, trade and logistics. Despite the global recession, bilateral trade between Singapore and Guangxi rose 29% in 2009 from 2008, to US$186.1 million. This makes Singapore, among the ASEAN members, the largest investor in Guangxi. Guangxi is one of the two Chinese regions closest to ASEAN, and the only one in the western China with open sea port facilities. Guangxi is positioning itself as the regional gateway between China and ASEAN. With her niche capabilities, it hopes to leverage on Singapore’s growing suite of urban and industrial solution expertise and capabilities, among other collaborations. For example, JURONG International offered her master planning solutions in Beihai city’s Tieshangang Industrial planning project, which received much praise for delivering high quality results.
Guangxi, with unique strengths and tremendous potential, is an excellent conduit for Singapore firms to access the neighbouring southwestern and western China markets. Leveraging on Singapore’s strengths in modern services, it complements Guangxi's and the region’s growth. On the other hand, Guangxi is encouraged to use Singapore as a platform for international expansion, a win-win situation for all.
Developer Engages in Pro-environmental Campaign
The Hindu, 22 April 2010
Shriram Panorama Hills and The Hindu had jointly organized Earth Day Walk along the beach road on a Thursday morning in April, as part of the `Save Environment – Save Earth' campaign, in a bid to create awareness on the importance of ‘Earth Day' and to educate the public that every little contribution counts.
Shriram Panorama Hills is one of the projects from the Shriram Properties of Shriram Group, India. JURONG Consultants (India) Pvt. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JURONG International Singapore, is the architect, structural designer and quality manager for the esteemed project.
Shriram Panorama Hills has about 80 per cent open space, 14 parks, three club houses, perennial water fall, 23.4 acres of landscaping, five kilometres of jogging tracks, valley view points, avenue plantation and drip irrigation systems, which are just some of the pro-environmental features.
Jilin General-Secretary Warmly Receives Singapore Guests
江城日报, 21 April 2010
The General-Secretary of Jilin City, Mr Zhou Huachen, met with Singapore visitors on 20 April 2010, to discuss on China-Singapore cooperative project – the Jilin food processing industrial zone. The visitors included JURONG Consultants’ Mr Hee Ah Mui and Dr Zhang Qingyu.
Mr Zhou commented that JURONG International is renowned for her industrial land planning capabilities. He emphasized that Jilin food industrial zone should amalgamate the unique success of Suzhou Industrial Park and Tianjin Eco-city projects.
He has high hopes and confidence in the delivery of Jilin food industrial zone planning by an international firm with substantial experiences and success stories.
JURONG International Reports on Binjiang New City Masterplans
高港区人民政府网站, 22 April 2010
Party Secretary, Mr Wang Jian attended a progress-reporting workshop on the development of Gaogang port zone and Binjiang new city on 19 April 2010.
JURONG International has been commissioned to provide detailed master planning design services to the port zone and Binjiang new city.
He noted that a good master plan with proper infrastructure plans is a skeleton of the city, which in turn, forms an important foundation and blueprint for attracting the best investors. He stressed that the city planning authorities intends to position the waterfront city as the “bund” of Taizhou. Thus, the planning of the port zone and Binjiang new city is crucial to the future development of Taizhou.
Yunnan Joins National Initiative for the Aged
河南新闻, 26 April 2010
Yunnan province’s Huaxia recuperative centre for the aged and Zhengzhou city’s Aixin Old Age Home signed an MOU to participate in the national initiative for the aged on 25 April 2010.
Accordingly, the old aged citizens from both cities will benefit greatly from the agreement as the program will allow the old aged more interaction opportunities among the senior citizens from both cities as well as the chance to experience the many different unique cultures that each city presents.
JURONG International sent her team of representatives to participate in the discussion to assess the possibility and opportunities for further cooperation.
Banking on Eco-developments on Changxing Island
东北新闻网, 新华网辽宁频道, 29 March 2010
Changxing Island, a key industrial port zone along Liaoning coastal economic belt, is gearing towards an international and modern world-class industrial port and ship-building development, integrating both ecological and economic resource management principles into the urban planning process.
Changxing Island is Northeast China Liaoning Province’s prime economic agenda with its Harbour Industrial Zone as a major economic contribution. Major focus is on shipbuilding, petrol-chemical industry, high-technology and modern services industries. A host of investment projects helped drive the development of its shipbuilding industry and spurred the growth of related sectors.
According to the master plan, Changxing Island is set to evolve into a modern waterfront city. The planning committee has fully understood the essence and concept of eco-industrial development, and commissioned JURONG International to deliver the overall master plan for Changxing Island.
In order for Changxing Island to achieve world-class eco-standards, the government has made a mandatory policy for tenants in the industrial zone to handle its own industrial waste treatment and management, adopting a full-100% recycling process, without affecting the marine environment.
Singapore-Zhejiang Economic Collaboration Boost
Sohu.com; China.org.cn; The Straits Times; Scottrade, 23 March 2010
The Business Times; 青海新闻网,24 March 2010
The Chinese Zhejiang province and Singapore signed three agreements on 23 March 2010 at the Singapore-Zhejiang Economic and Trade Council (SZETC) meeting, a step towards strengthening both economic and bilateral ties.
The signings were Joint-Venture Hangzhou-Singapore Eco-Park (HSEP) Investment Agreement; Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between JURONG International and Zhoushan Municipal Government and MOU between International Enterprise (IE) Singapore and Ningbo Municipal Government to extend its cross-sectoral collaboration to 2012.
As part of the agreement, JURONG International will provide master planning services to Marine Science City in Zhoushan. JURONG International is the first Singapore-based company to participate in projects of such kind.
The 2010/ 2011 workplan were outlined at the meeting which focus on six key areas, namely trade and economic, environmental services, transport and logistics, infocomm technology, tourism, and modern services.
According to data, Singapore companies had continued to invest in Zhejiang during the 2009 economic downturn with 36 projects, bringing in US$321 million of foreign direct investments into Zhejiang.
India SEZ seeking Singapore’s Investment
Lianhe Zaobao, 24 March 2010
Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Lim Hng Kiang, spoke at the Indian High Commission seminar on “Opportunities in the SEZ sector in India” on 23 March 2010.
Mr Lim explained that Singapore enterprises had accumulated vast collective experiences in the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park and Suzhou Industrial Park projects and thus able to contribute significantly its expertise in master planning and industrial development as well as transport and logistics into India’s SEZ development.
At present, India has few hundreds of Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in various stages of development. Singapore enterprises are invited to invest namely in electronics, warehousing, logistics, infrastructure, services and banking sectors.
A total of 571 India SEZ were approved during the past four years. 105 SEZ have begun operation, with the remaining SEZ expected to start operating in the next three years.
The current industries in India SEZ comprise of 70% small & medium enterprises. As such, Singapore’s small and medium enterprises are strongly urged to set up export, manufacturing or service centre bases in India.
Currently, local enterprises that have significant success in India are Ascendas and JURONG India, an overseas office of JURONG International.
China Green Building Exhibition Beckons Singapore Firms
The Business Times, 26 March 2010
The Sixth International Conference on Intelligent, Green and Energy-Efficient Building & New Technologies and Products Expo was held in Beijing from 29 to 31 March 2010.
A delegation of 13 companies led by Building and Construction Authority (BCA) attended the event to promote their products and services for green building and sustainable urban solutions.
China's green building market is expected to be worth US$200 billion by 2020. JURONG International is one of the companies, who hopes its experience in sustainable solutions will help them make inroads into China's fast-growing green building market.
The setting up of a Singapore Green Pavilion at the exhibition, 'Greening Singapore - Beyond Garden City', which showcased the island's green building initiatives and the capabilities of local companies, hopes to create opportunities for more related products and services in both Singapore and China.
JURONG International Inked Emmar EC Deal
Mubasher Info, Middle East Company News, istock Analyst, AMEInfo, 9 March 2010
King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), developed by Emmar the Economic City (Emmar EC), has been envisaged as a destination of choice for all who want to invest, work and live, in and around the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It will deliver state-of-the-art infrastructure and processes that will set new benchmarks.
JURONG International sealed an agreement with Emmar EC to provide master plan design, infra-engineering and consultancy services to Phase 2 of the industrial valley within KAEC.
Pakistani’s First Industrial Park Launched
Dailytimes.com, 9 March 2010
The Korangi Creek Industrial Park (KCIP), Karachi, spreading over an area of 250 acres, has been launched on Monday. KCIP project, Pakistan’s first industrial park, undertaken by the National Industrial Parks Development and Management Company (NIP), aims to create a self-contained industrial community and providing world-class infrastructure to industrial enterprises.
Jurong Consultants designed the strategically-located industrial park at Korangi Creek, which will set the benchmark for other industrial park projects in the country.
Many impressive features were unveiled at the launch and with the provision of a one-stop services, it claims a hassle-free business environment for investors.
Accordingly, investment potential of the industrial park is worth Rs 20 billion once it becomes fully operational.
Dalian Bags Huge Investments
SouFun.com Limited, Dalian Daily, 4 March 2010
With 76 new projects launched and a gross investment that hit 43.8 billion yuan, Dalian is indeed an economic powerhouse of Liaoning provincial’s economy.
Dalian Huayuankou economic zone has secured a gross 7 billion yuan of investments in 10 new new-materials projects. With emphasis on industries like new-materials, fine chemicals, motor vehicles and components, urban services, etc., the local Economic Bureau encourages foreign investors by introducing preferential investment policies to help the industries flourish.
JURONG International played a vital role in the development of urban city construction by rendering conceptual master planning and city layout planning services, with adherence to the vision for a low-carbon, energy-efficient and green city. Dalian is all set out to be the new modern, ecological coastal city of Liaoning province.
Singapore Enterprises’ Immense Interest In West China
Lianhe Zaobao, 4 March 2010
China’s west territory has transformed into an area with many big cities, after a decade of market liberalization and developments. Many multi-national companies, including Singapore enterprises, have stepped foot into the vast territory of the west.
Chongqing is the major transportation hub in West China. In 2008, the bilateral trade investment between Chongqing and Singapore reached 93%, equivalent to USD 1.33 billion.
According to IE Singapore, investors from Singapore showed tremendous and increasing interest in Chongqing. Areas of interest include education, real estate and property and transportation and logistics.
Some Singapore enterprises that have set foot into West China included OCBC Bank, APL, Ascott, Crestar, JURONG International and BreadTalk.
In order to attract foreign investments and spur Chongqing city’s growth, the city has the intention to become a special administration zone, complemented by favorable business policies. Chongqing is envisaged to become a major financial and transportation and logistics hub of West China.
JURONG International Quoted In An Interview With Vice-Mayor of Xiangtan City
China Economic Times, 26 February 2010
Mr. Yang Qin Peng, Vice-Mayor of Xiangtan City, spoke on Jiuhua's trial model economic zone's progress and development under the "Two-Oriented Society" model, in an interview with China Economic Times.
Amidst the global financial turmoil in 2009, Xiangtan City's Jiuhua scaled new heights by reporting a RMB 8 billion high value of gross industrial output and tax revenue of RMB 0.5 billion.
He further elaborated on how Jiuhua can seize more opportunities amid the global financial challenges. During the interview, JURONG International was quoted as a world-class consultancy firm and being commissioned to provide master plan design services to Jiuhua's 138 km2 of trial model industrial zone. Currently, Jiuhua has carved out three key niche industries which include automotive and parts manufacturing, electronics and information as well as high-tech advanced equipment manufacturing.
Hunan's Xiangtan - Jiuhua Journey To A "Low Carbon Economy"
Xizang Securities Online, 25 February 2010
Since its inception in November 2003, Jiuhua has progressed to become Xiangtan's most vibrant and potential development industrial zone. The "Two-Oriented Society" model concept has brought on even more opportunities for further development.
To capitalise on the high-level planning infrastructure, both city and provincial planning took into account the master plan blueprint development. JURONG International was roped in to design the master plan of 138 Km2 of land.
Automotive and parts manufacturing, electronics and information as well as high-tech advanced equipment manufacturing, were singled out as the three big key showcases of the industrial development zone.
With all great plans and infrastructures in place, coupled with attractive investments in the pipeline, Jiuhua is poised to be a mega-industrial colony.
Gaoyi County's Giant Leap Development
China Economic Times, 23 February 2010
2009 WAS a record-breaking year for Gaoyi County in Hebei province, when it hit a history record high securing a total of RMB 19.9 billion worth of investment, dissipating the notion that Hebei's Gaoyi County is only a moderate investment zone.
With a cautious and pragmatic economic development policy that emphasizes priorities on laying a solid foundation and social employment reforms in a progressive development approach, they will expect gradual restructuring results in phases over a 20-year period in order to meet its economic goals.
This concept extended to detail out five vital areas to help meet their economic objectives, namely Gaoyi County's citizen's livelihood; industrialization and urbanization; pillar growth industries; enterprising environment and eco-sustainability and green environment.
The county's Party Committee viewed industrialization and urbanization as a crucial factor and set it as the first priority of all its strategies. A conducive business environment would help to attract more foreign investments and this in turn will help boost its domestic employment conditions.
JURONG International was appointed by Gaoyi County to provide master plan design services to the industrial scene, helping to plan land space usage and distribute the various industrial zones accordingly. This led to specifications defined on Chengdong Industrial Zone, Fenghuang Shan Industrial Zone and ceramic manufacturing industrial zone, of which Fenghuang Shan Industrial Zone has been designated as one of the major economic agendas in the city's master plan development.
OMAN GOVERNMENT ALLOTTED $28B FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Cyberita - Berita Harian Singapore, 17 February 2010
Small and medium enterprises (SME) in Singapore are encouraged to venture into Oman where Oman Government had allocated $28 billion for development projects for financial year 2010 to 2011.
Singapore companies should seriously consider the Oman market because the business operations and culture in Oman differs from its neighbouring countries in the UAE, in terms of demographics, transparent business policy and cautious debtor policy.
The projects that are released from the Oman Government are usually of moderate size, as compared to those in other UAE states, which allow ease of project and financial management.
Singapore companies, like JURONG Consultants, Hyflux and Sembcorp Industries, have already anchored on Oman’s shores and gained a foothold in various fields.
MOHALI MASTER PLAN FINALISED
NEWKERALA.COM, 11 February 2010
“Mohali, Jalandhar and Amritsar are set to emerge as future investment destinations for the MNCs”, said Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, at a foundation stone laying ceremony of a housing project at village Behlolpur.
Depicting the vision of the SAD-BJP Government, he said that Mohali, Jalandhar and Amritsar will evolve to become the ‘Cities of Future’ with world-class standard infrastructure to ensure minimum disruption in business operations.
Detailed presentations of all three towns have been approved and the conceptual plans will now be finalised.
With JURONG International having finalized the master plan of Mohali, the town is all set to become the ‘IT City of future’, after incorporating some government initiatives to boost its development, which include the international airport connectivity, a world class management institute, NIPER and a National Biotech Centre.
MASTER PLANS BY JURONG CONSULTANTS APPROVED
Yahoo India News, 6 February 2010
The master plan designed by JURONG Consultants, for the local planning area of Kharar and Banur, has been cleared by the Punjab government. The decision was set in a meeting for Punjab regional town planning and development Board, chaired by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
SINGAPORE EXPERIENCE TO BE APPLIED IN RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Татьяна Морозова, Moscow, 2 February 2010 (translated)
The Director-General of Russia Federal Fund for Housing Construction Assistance, Alexander Braverman, led a group of delegates to Singapore to understand more about Singapore's industrialization and economic advancement. It forms a part of their agenda to their homeland’s town planning and development project.
As part of their itinerary, the delegation was brought to Fusionopolis @ one-north, a world-class centre for R&D activities. JTC Corporation, the owner and developer of the business park in which Fusionopolis resides in, hosted the visit and presented many facts and innovative features of Fusionopolis. JURONG International also shared her experiences and role in the master plan design of this iconic complex as well as industrial and township planning expertise which has helped to shape Singapore’s landscape over the past decades.
Fusionopolis, developed in phases, will be the catalyst for private partnership in various key disciplines, which will then foster synergistic collaborations to form a dynamic community. It will be an integrated development hub incorporating the work, live, play concept.
DEVELOPMENT OF UNDERGROUND SCIENCE CITY GAINING MOMENTUM
Business Times, 1 February 2010
A tender was called for a soil and rock study to the Underground Science City (USC) project, following the award of a tender to a Swiss-Singapore consortium for detailed designs and cost estimates.
The Swiss-Singapore consortium of Amberg Engineering and JURONG Consultants will be expected to deliver the results in January 2011.
Accordingly, the latest soil and rock study, which is expected to take about four months, is part of ongoing feasibility studies for the USC project. Though the USC project is quoted to be at conceptual stage, it is evident that the project milestone is filling up successfully.
NAYACHAR’S CALLING FOR FEASIBILITY STUDIES BY JURONG CONSULTANTS
Businessstandards.com, 22 January 2010
Nayachar Island in West Bengal, India, part of the proposed petrochemical hub, would be high on the media radar, following the appointment of JURONG Consultants to conduct a feasibility study on the proposal.
Nayachar, a tidal island situated on the Hooghly off the port of Haldia in East Midnapore district, is segregated into Coastal Regulated Zone (CRZ) and non-CRZ areas, of which 6,000 acres of Nayachar’s 12,240 acres, fall under the CRZ category.
In addition to an infrastructure study, JURONG Consultants will also undertake a study to assess the environmental impact of the proposed industrial projects on Nayachar Island.
AMBITIOUS PROJECT IN HUNAN PROVINCE
Sourcejuice via hunan.mofcom.gov.cn, 21 December 2009
Hunan Province’s grandeur project, Changsha Qingzhu Lake Ecological (Sci-tech) Industrial Park, is one of the latest releases of provincial-level projects, and is highly regarded by the local government authorities.
Hunan province is positioned as a base city for service outsourcing industries and Changsha Qingzhu Lake Ecological (Sci-tech) Industrial Park will be an ideal launch pad for such trade activities.
JURONG International has been commissioned to provide conceptual master planning services to the esteemed project. At the mid-phase progress reporting, Director of Hunan Provincial Department of Commerce acknowledged JURONG Consultant’s ability as well as the quality of work presented. He highlighted that Changsha Qingzhu Lake Ecological (Sci-tech) Industrial Park project be infused with innovative business and management models, incorporating leading market and industrial management and operational mechanisms. Attracting investments would then be easier with the appropriate policies and promotional plans. He urged the project to be developed with customized concrete solutions ideally before the indicated timeline so that promotion of the project can kickstart earlier.
By commissioning a project of such magnitude to a diversified and professional world-class consultancy firm like JURONG Consultants, the authorities have demonstrated the significance of the service outsourcing industrial park project. This reflects the confidence and trust they place in the consulting firm.
SHANGHAI JINSHAN INDUSTRIAL ZONE RAVE REVIEW
China Daily, 20 December 2009
Shanghai Jinshan Industrial Zone was recently profiled positively in one of Shanghai’s dailies. Being a municipal-level zone project fully supported by the Shanghai government, it has received tremendous attention. JURONG Consultants designed this prestigious project back in 2003, based on a modern aesthetics and eco-friendly theme.
Touted as the most important project in Jinshan’s major development “Three districts, One line”, the industrial zone truly possesses the best infrastructure and facilities that any enterprise can think of. Accordingly, the main mission of Jinshan Industrial Zone is to provide clients with cost-effective investment opportunities and satisfy their top concerns.
Located at the center of the Yangtze River Delta economic hub, the Jinshan Industrial Zone, covering an area of 58km2 in south-west Shanghai, is divided into five major parts, namely pharmaceuticals; new energy and energy efficiency; new materials; machinery and electronic appliances and the food processing industry.
Advocating the perfect synergy of the work-live-play concept in a harmonious environment, the industrial zone is designed to cater to all aspects of a community, from business, education to healthcare and entertainment. The heart of the living zone lies in a 158ha primary center which houses 15,000 people.
JURONG Consultants has definitely lived up to the commissioner’s expectations in creating an excellent living environment as well as setting up a conducive platform for business and investment opportunities.
MANAGING OMAN’S WATER RESOURCES
Individual.com via MEED magazine, 20 December 2009
In the Sultanate of Oman where water resources is constantly a challenging subject, it's Public Authority for Electricity & Water (PAEW) has shortlisted seven groups of bidders to offer the state, water contract management services. This came shortly after the submission of pre-qualification bids in August 2009.
The Singapore Consortium, led by JURONG Consultants with PUB Consultants and Boustead Singapore, is one of the seven groups shortlisted to manage Oman’s water resources.
While Oman’s PAEW deliberates on the appointment decision, it is understood that the incumbent will assume a key role in Oman’s water resources management - a key to its economic future.
A ROLE FOR JURONG CONSULTANTS IN AN INTEGRATED MOHALI
Expressindia.com, 9 December 2009
Mohali, the envisioned Premier Township of the Greater Mohali Area in Punjab’s Administrative District, India, released her Zonal Development Plan (ZDP), in continuation of the previous notified master plan. JURONG Consultants, appointed by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), planned, developed and zoned the various sectors to ensure a planned and integrated development of Mohali.
Greater Mohali has been shaped to be India's only city where infrastructure development has preceded demand. Accordingly, all infrastructure and facilities are said to be on par with the best in the world.
Mohali’s Local Planning Area constitutes an area of 16,642 hectares, comprising 125 sectors in the Zonal Development Plan. JURONG Consultants sector-divided it into seven zones. Sub-sectors will be re-named as Alpha or Beta, replacing A and B. Development parameters have been specified for every sector/zone to put the main master plan into practice, creating essential infrastructure and achieving a proper connectivity.
JURONG Consultants is on track to help GMADA achieve the goal of a balanced development of the area by preparation of perspective plans, strengthening of infrastructure facilities and promotion of Growth Centres.
Dongping New City’s Project Review By Senior Management
www.fsnewcity.gov.cn, 23 November 2009
Dongping New City (东平新城), the core of the central cluster in the city planning of Foshan, is poised to be the next mega-structure project.
To ensure that the highly publicized project is delivered without complications and incorporating world-class standards, Dongping New City Construction Management Team has commissioned JURONG Consultants to render project review advisory services.
The project review advisory service is rendered to the development of an integrated mega complex called Cultural Mall, also popularly known as “文化mall”.
On 18 November 2009, Foshan City’s deputy-secretary and the senior management team of Dongping New City attended the project review reporting session presented by JURONG Consultants. The conclusion report to Cultural Mall’s master plan and architecture designs was presented. In addition, JURONG Consultants also shared some of her overseas success stories to aid in the analysis process. Suggestions and opinions were also communicated on logistics, environment and landscaping issues.
JURONG INDIA-VUDA HOUSING PROJECT LAUNCHED IN VISAKHAPATNAM
Business Line, 23 November 2009
JURONG India together with Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA) launched a housing project called Haritha at Madhurawada on 22 November 2009. With the aim of providing affordable housing for all, this 40- acre housing project will take place in 2 phases at Madhurawada.
Phase 1 will see JURONG India building 710 units on 20 acres of land within two years. By completion, residents can look forward to facilities such as parks, community halls and commercial complexes in the township, which will also have its fair share of greenery.
SAUDI ARABIA ENTRUSTS JURONG INTERNATIONAL WITH ITS FIRST “SMART CITY” PLANS
Construction Week, 14-20 November 2009
Saudi Arabia’s first “SMART CITY” not only boasts the world’s best IT and communications services and infrastructure, but also surpasses environmental and construction benchmarks.
JURONG International, partnering with local consultant, Zuhair Fayez, designed the master plan for Saudi Arabia’s Information Technology Communications Complex (ITCC).
The coveted project commands an area of 776,000sqm, featuring administration buildings, technical business centres, buildings for research, training and development and software production companies. To attract the leading global companies to set foot in ITCC, the community is sustainable with full infrastructure in place. There are support buildings such as hotels, restaurants, a convention centre, residential apartments, a technical college and government service buildings to create a thriving area.
Key features of ITCC include massive parking space for every tenant; designed with 1 park per 25m2. The ITCC's four central 20-storey towers’ distinctive external cladding is specially designed to reflect up to 60% of solar gain, resulting in energy savings.
The project is slated to complete in mid-2012.
SINGAPORE-GUANGDONG COLLABORATION COUNCIL SIGNS 10 MOUS
Channelnewsasia.com, 16 July 2009
As part of the economy’s restructure, Guangdong province is moving away up the industrial value chain to a knowledge-based one. This opens up business opportunities for Singapore companies, where ten memoranda of understanding and agreements were signed.
JURONG Consultants was one of the companies that signed a contract with the Government of Sanshui district to provide master-planning services. And it also sees opportunities in the neighbouring provinces such as Fujian, due to improving cross-strait relationships with Taiwan.
JURONG INTERNATIONAL WINS DUQM FTZ, INDUSTRIAL AREA MASTER-PLAN STUDY CONTRACT
Oman Daily Observer, 15 June 2009
JURONG International was selected to impart new vigour to the Omani government's goal of developing Duqm into a major industrial hub anchored by a world-scale port and dry-dock.
JURONG International will assist in the study of areas earmarked for different types of industrial and economic activities within the Duqm Development, covering a total area of area 24,000 hectares. At the same time, the study will taken into account potential indusrtrial and economic investment opportunities arising out of the dry dock nearby, as well as the hub's proximity to markets in the Gulf region and the Indian sub-continent.
SINGAPORE EXPLORING MORE TIE-UPS WITH GUANGDONG
The Straits Times, 18 February 2009
Singapore sees new opportunities in Guangdong and wants to participate in the southern province’s next phase of industrial development in a “big and significant way”. Local companies have a range of capabilities and experiences in various industries, from urban and master planning to industrial development and education.
Identifying master planning as a potential area of collaboration, Senior Minister of State Lui Tuck Yew said in his opening speech at an investment seminar for Guangdong and Singapore companies, “Singapore companies such as Surbana, JURONG International and RSP Architects are very experienced and have international track records in master planning, consultancy and design services.”
CAVERN DESIGNER SEEKS CHINA, INDIA PROJECTS
The Business Times, 17 February 2009
JURONG Consultants, which helped to panned $1b-plus underground oil storage facility, is looking for similar opportunities in China and India.
The Geostock-JURONG Consultants consortium that carried out basic design work for Jurong Rock Cavern has joined forces with Royal Vopak of Holland, which operates above-ground oil tanks in the area, to bid to operate the first phase of the project.
Apart from dealing with underground oil storage, JURONG Consultants is involved in studies on using large floating offshore platforms to store oil.
WARRI INDUSTRIAL PARK TAKES OFF
THISDAY online, 30 January 2009
Multi billion Warri Industrial Park, Nigeria, scheduled to take-off on Tuesday, Feb 3, 2009. This project is a Public Private Partnership between Delta State Government and Arco Petrochemical, engaging JURONG International and KPMG a lead consultants.
The Warri Industrial and Business Park was envisioned to reshape the economic potentials of Warri and the state at large.
10 SHORTLISTED FOR SAUDI’S SUDAIR CITY
The National Newspaper, 3 January 2009
Modon, Saudi Arabia’s industrial development agency has shortlisted 10 developers for the Sudair City development, north of capital Riyadh. When completed, the project is expected to accommodate up to one million people and help ease congestion at Riyadh.
JURONG International designed the master plan for Sudair City and it consist of commercial, technological, sports and leisure components.
SINGAPORE PROPERTY FIRMS MAKE THEIR MARK
The Business Times, 16 December 2008
JURONG International, together with several Singapore companies have made their presence felt on Kazakhstan’s property landscape.
JURONG’s foray into the country began with consultancy work on the National Centre for Biotechnology in Astana, the country’s capital. The 28,000 sq m centre was designed over three phases and will house various amenities to promote research and innovation.
PLAN TO DEVELOP ECO-PARK ON SEMAKAU LANDFILL EXPECTED EARLY 2009
Channelnewsasia.com, 3 November 2008
JURONG Consultants and RSP Architects and Planners will submit plans to the National Environment Agency in early 2009 that look at the feasibility of turning part of the area into an eco-park that runs on its own water and energy.
Semakau Landfill is on an island eight kilometers south of Singapore is currently used for the disposal of ash from Singapore’s incinerators.
DECKS CLEARED FOR PUNJAB’S FIRST ‘ECO TOWN’
Yahoo India News, 1 November 2008
The Mullanpur draft master plan submitted by JURONG International to the Punjab government faced no major objects from any government agencies nor the public.
The area, in the periphery of Chandigarh, is set to be Punjab’s first ‘eco town’. It is envisioned to be a low density, country living, resort lifestyle and a northern gateway to Greater Mohali.
SINGAPORE TO SHARE IT, MASTER PLANNING EXPERTISE WITH MINAS GERAIS
Brazil Channel Newsasia, 21 October 2008
Zaobao.com, 21 October 2008
Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) signed its first MOU with Brazil second most populous state, Minas Gerais. This will make way for Singapore to share its public sector expertise in IT and master planning with the State. SCE, Changi Airport International and JURONG International are currently in discussions with the state on a master planning project.
RAVING REVIEWS FOR PIT BUILDING! MOTOR RACING: PRAISE RINGS LOUDLY FOR SINGAPORE GP
Channel NewsAsia, Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Given they had only a year to prepare for a new street circuit under lights, Ecclestone said it was a remarkable achievement, setting the scene for more races to follow suit.
"We’ve never seen anything built so good, so quickly," he said after Renault’s Fernando Alonso won the first—ever incident—packed race under lights.
"I’d be surprised if it hadn’t been really top quality standards. Singapore should be very, very proud of what’s happened.
"They were courageous enough to want to do it. There was a lot of criticism but I hope they’re well rewarded for what they’ve done."
As well as installing 1,500 light projectors, Singapore built from scratch an impressive pit building housing the team garages, media centre and a Paddock Club, as well as a new road.
SUZHOU TRACK RECORD DID IT FOR JURONG INTERNATIONAL
The Business Times, 25 September 2008
With China and Singapore due to sign a free trade agreement next month, Ms Mao sees a lot of opportunities for Singapore companies. She suggests that before taking the plunge they should “identify their niche areas, analyse what the pressing Chinese needs are, do some market studies, pay a visit and get first-hand experience of doing business in China.”
Ms Mao says China’s economic reforms, including those in South China, have opened doors for JURONG International. South China’s dynamic and unparalleled economic growth has plenty of development projects for businesses.
“We would like to expand our foothold, help discerning customers in their building needs and strengthen our brand name,” she says.
$100M BIOPOLIS PHASE III STARTS TAKING SHAPE
The Business Times, 3 April 2008
Construction of the $100 million Biopolis Phase III project began yesterday and the 41,500 sqm complex will be ready by Q4 2009. Mr Patrick Teo, CEO of Crescendas Bionix, said, he hopes to achieve a take-up rate of at least 50 per cent by middle of June.
The growth of the biomedical sciences industry is likely to place greater demand on space, and JTC Corp plans to expand the Biopolis cluster further.
ECCLESTONE ON S’PORE GP: >>IT FEELS LIKE MAGIC >>IT HAS INCREDIBLE INFRASTRUCTURE >> IT MIGHT BE BETTER THAN MONACO
The Straits Times, 25 March 2008
The Chief Executive of Formula One Management was impressed with the Republic’s preparations so far for its September debut. "I'm very happy with what I've seen and how far advanced the progress is, especially with the pit building," the Briton said.
Ecclestone praised the speed of the work so far, and said he was sure "everything would be okay in time for the race".
SINGAPORE FIRMS TAKE BIG STAKE IN INDIA’S PROPERTY BOOM
The Straits Times, 30 April 2007
Local Singapore firms are striking while the iron is hot, as India’s property market heats up. Singapore firms such as JURONG International are in the thick of action in acquiring projects. Currently, India has an 80ha Township in Amritsar designed by JURONG.
JURONG International is also designing a 3-million-sq ft IT Park for the Phoenix Group in addition to another 600,000-sq-ft IT Park for iLabs. Other projects include luxury condominiums for the KSR Group.
FRENCH-SINGAPORE GROUP TO DESIGN UNDERSEA CAVERNS
The Straits Times, 27 February 2007
Singapore has moved a step closer to its first undersea rock caverns for oil storage off Jurong Island. Industrial landlord JTC Corporation has appointed a consortium, Geostock-JURONG Consultants, to design and manage the construction of the first phased of the $2 billion caverns.
Geostock, based in France, was the consultant for 12 of the 18 caverns completed in the past 10 years worldwide. Its partner, Singapore-based JURONG Consultants, has expertise in engineering consultancy, project management and construction supervision.
Work on the first phase began earlier this month. The caverns will be completed in phases, starting from 2010.
SAUDI MEGA CITY'S LINK TO MM LEE
The Strait Times, 19 January 2007
Two years ago, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew offered suggestions to the blueprint of proposed mega city - called King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), which eventually led to changes to its masterplan. THE KAEC is one of the six economic cities being created to diversify the resource-rich country's economy and reduce its dependence on oil.
The City would be a 168 sqkm metropolis, made up with six components - a port, a central business district, industrial district, resorts, education zone and a residential zone.
Quoted by Mr Fahd A. Al-Rasheed, deputy governor and head of Economic Cities in the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA):
JURONG INTERNATIONAL STRIKES OUT INTO AN UNLIKELY FIELD
The Business Times, 6 November 2006
Industrial planner and developer JURONG International is making a name for itself in new and unlikely field – India’s housing market. JURONG India currently has $303 million of firm orders for design (consultancy) and design and build contracts.
Its first residential deal was signed in 2003, for HM World City, a 15-tower development on about 10ha in Bangalore, but its initial projects were infotech parks and commercial developments.
The company is also making waves with the upscale Nirvana Township in Bangalore and the Monte Vista in Coimbatore.
SINGAPORE FIRM LANDS HIGH-TECH CITY CONTRACT
The Straits Times, 10 October 2006
JURONG International, a Singapore-based consultancy group, is doing a feasibility study for a $2 billion high-tech industrial city in Qatar. To be called Smart Industrial City, it is slated to play a leading role in the emirate’s goal to be the region’s financial, services and knowledge hub, a move that has prompted a construction boom in this energy-rich peninsula that borders Saudi Arabia.
JURONG is also helping to develop a 15sqkm Qatar Free Zone in Doha, which is made up of a free trade zone and a logistics and storage zone.
JURONG TO STUDY US$2B QATAR CONSTRUCTION DEAL
The Business Times, 9 October 2006
JURONG International signed an agreement with Qatar’s Masraf Al Rayan to conduct a USD2 billion feasibility study on its smart industrial city, which spreads over 5 sqkm and focuses on electronics, manufacturing and technology sectors.
Trade between Singapore and Qatar grew from USD3.6 billion in 2004 to USD4.1 billion last year.
JURONG INTERNATIONAL ARM WINS US$70M W AFRICAN DEAL
The Business Times, 4 August 2006
JURONG International’s subsidiary, JURONG Primewide, bagged a contract worth US$70 million to design and ultimately implement a West African port’s expansion plan. The contract was awarded by Lonrho Africa, which holds a 63% stake in the port.
The Luba Freeport is already home to oil services companies like Schlumberger, Exxon Mobil, Noble Energy, Chevron Texaco, Petronas, etc.
CEO Tang Tat Kwong disclosed that work on the feasibility study had commenced and upon completion of the design, the construction contract will be negotiated.
JURONG INTERNATIONAL’S TO BANK ON MID-EAST GROWTH
The Business Times, 26 July 2006
JURONG International is eyeing the Middle East as a key growth area as the region’s oil-rich economies sprout numerous infrastructure projects. The company expects to grow its consultancy services revenue from the Middle East by 20-25% in the year to March 31, 2007.
Besides Qatar, JURONG International has Middle East projects in the UAE, Jordan, Oman, Egypt, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
KEY CITIES IN JURONG INTERNATIONAL’S THRUST INTO WESTERN REGION
The Business Times, 20 April 2006
Chongqing and Xian, along with Chengdu, are the beachheads for JURONG International’s foray into what’s likely to be China’s next high-growth region – western China. Both account for 85% of the company’s order book for master planning projects.
Since 2000, it has had a registered office in Chongqing and three years later, it opened a representative office in Chengdu.
SINGAPORE GROUP CLINCHES CHANGXING CONTRACT
The Business Times, 1 March 2006
A Singapore consortium led by JURONG International has clinched a master planning contract for Changxing Island Zone in China – opening up opportunities for other Singapore companies.
It is the first Changxing Island contract awarded to a foreign investor by the municipal government. JURONG International will spearhead the design of the industrial zone, which will complement port development on the island.
QATAR SETTING UP FREE TRADE ZONE
Gulf Times, 13 February 2006
Qatar yesterday announced plans to set up the state’s first free trade zone and a logistic and storage zone. The Singapore-based JURONG International, which has been chosen as the project management consultancy firm, had carried out its first feasibility study in October last.
Minister of Economy and Commerce, Sheikh Mohamed bin Ahmed bin Jassim al-Thani inked the deal with JURONG International’s President and CEO Tang Tat Kwong.
CHANGXING DEVELOPMENT ATTRACTS INTEREST OF 8 SINGAPORE COMPANIES
The Business Times, 20 October 2005
JURONG International is exploring business opportunities for infrastructure development in Changxing Island that will be developed as a port city in China. Together with 7 other local companies, JURONG International will form a feasibility study team to focus on master planning and development of utilities, port marine, residential and industrial projects on the island.
“By banding together, we are able to provide a more comprehensive township and industrial park development.” said Goh Song How President and CEO of JURONG International.
CLOSER ECONOMIC TIES FOR SINGAPORE, MONGOLIA
The Business Times, 28 April 2005
JURONG Primewide has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with two other parties – privately-owned Mongolian commercial bank Capitron Bank and financial service group Asia Growth Capital, at a seminar organised by IE Singapore. The three parties have teamed up to identify, design and build up to 40,000 apartments in Mongolia.
裕合 (JURONG Primewide) 和蒙古商业银行 Capitron Bank 和亚洲增长资本私人有限公司 (Asia Growth Capital) 签署谅解备忘录，希望探研在蒙古建设公寓房屋的和合作项目。
MONGOLIA BECKONS WITH BUSINESS INCENTIVES
The Straits Times, 28 April 2005
JURONG Primewide together with Asia Growth Capital and Mongolia-based Capitron Bank has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on a housing project in Mongolia.
裕廊国际在2004年获颁的海外建筑合约总值高达1亿2000万元。其公司在海外争取到的工程合约更多，更大。其中一项重头项目包括在安得拉邦(Andhra Pradesh) 发展的霸型住房项目。
ARCHITECTURE FIRMS WIN HONOUR FOR BUSINESS ACUMEN
The Business Times, 26 February 2005
JURONG Consultants has been awarded the Top Ten 2005 Awards in recognition for the company’s market leadership in architecture and being the top 10 most commercially successful local architecture firms.
JURONG Consultant was chosen based on the dollar value of business she attracted from 1st October 2003 to 30 September 2004.
SINGAPORE FIRMS EYE JAKARTA CONTRACT
The Straits Times, 20 January 2005
JURONG International is keen on developing sea ports and airport projects in Indonesia. No specific projects have been decided on as the executives are still studying the options and feasibilities of the plan. JURONG International is among the 14 Singapore business groups who attended a two-day infrastructure summit in Singapore.
ENOC HTL AWARDS $200M JURONG TERMINAL CONTRACTS
Khaleej Times, 14 January 2005
JURONG Consultancy is awarded a construction contract by Dubai-headquartered Horizon Terminals Limited (HTL) to build a $200 million bulk liquid terminal on 39 hectares of land at Banyan, Jurong Island in Singapore. The new terminal which will take 18 months to complete will enable the handling of class 1, 2 and 3 petroleum products.
The key design goals for the terminal includes safety, efficiency and competitive loading and unloading of bulk liquid cargoes from tanker vessels in accordance with international standards.
JURONG Consultants has been working closely with Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) Engineering and Construction on the terminal project since November 2003.
INVITATION TO JOIN IN KAZAK OIL BONANZA
Today, 6 January 2005
JURONG International is among the 20 Singapore companies already operating in Kazakhstan. The company has signed two contracts for the development of a master-plan for an IT park near Almaty.
A CITY ENSCONCED WITHIN THE CITY
Deccan Hearld, 10 November 2004
The HM World City covers a land area of 2.7m sq. ft and will have 1,250 apartments ranging from 800 sq. ft to 2,400 sq. ft. The entire construction will be undertaken by JURONG India to develop a self-sufficient housing environment with amenities of international standards.
Once completed, the HM World City will provide residents with a new dimension for their lifestyle needs.
HM WORLD CITY BEGINS BOOKINGS FOR ITS HOUSES
Deccan Herald, 6 November 2004
Designed by JURONG India, the HM World City will be a housing-cum-commercial project located at South Bangalore. The State is set to witness the construction of this integrated apartment complex which will include a group of high rise buildings that will also house commercial buildings. The self-contained township will have multiplexes, a bowling alley, a shopping mall and a food court.
Consisting of multiple blocks with internal traffic movement, there will also be surface parking and landscaped areas around and in the core of the site. The site will comprise two and three bedroom apartments with amenities like the Clubhouse with a health centre, gymnasium, sports room, spa and massage centre, two swimming pools and a banquet hall along with duplex cottages for the guests.
JURONG EYES 10% IN MUMBAI SEZ
The Times of India, 7 August 2004
JURONG International is set to pick up 10 percent stake in the Mumbai Integrated Special Economic Zone (MiSEZ) that will come up in Navi Mumbai. The company is also the technical partner in planning and developing the entire project worth $3.5 billion.
JURONG India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JURONG International is presently consolidating its presence in the country. The company is involved in projects worth Rs 1,000 crore in India and is planning to open more branches in other parts of India.
JURONG TO PICK UP 10% EQUITY IN MISEZ
The Economic Times, 7 August 2004
JURONG International will take a 10% equity stake in the $3.5 billion Mumbai Integrated Special Economic Zone (MiSEZ) project where it will plan and develop the entire project. “Our equity participation in the project will be progressive and firm commitments have already been made,” said Mr Tang Tat Kwong, Executive Vice President of JURONG International.
JURONG INTERNATIONAL SETS UP OFFICE IN CITY
Business Chronicle, 7 August 2004
JURONG India with its headquarter office at Bangalore, has opened its first regional office at Hyderabad. The Hyderabad centre will serve as an engineering hub for the company’s operations in India and the Asia-Pacific. JURONG Consultants is designing the development centre for the Srini-Raju-promoted iLabs group in Madhapur and the planning and engineering for the Mumbai Integrated Special Economic Zone (MiSEZ).
JURONG INTERNATIONAL OPENS REGIONAL OFFICE IN HYDERABAD
The Hindu Business, 7 August 2004
JURONG International has opened its regional office in Hyderabad, India. The company currently has a project presence in 95 major cities in 23 countries. The company has established itself in the country through its subsidiary, JURONG India, headquartered at Bangalore. The latest project in India includes the development of the Mumbai Integrated Special Economic Zone (MiSEZ) project at a cost of $3.5 billion.
JURONG INTERNATIONAL BETS BIG ON INDIA
The Financial Express, 7 August 2004
JURONG India will be the project implementation partner for India’s largest multi-billion dollar Mumbai Integrated Special Economic Zone (MiSEZ) project.
JURONG India is expected to be a major player in its global operations and will contribute 40 percent to the company’s overall turnover in the next five years.
“Infrastructure development in India is just emerging and JURONG International wants to position itself as one of the major infrastructure player in the country,” said Mr Goh Song How, President and CEO of JURONG International.
JURONG INDIA OPENS OFFICE IN HYDERABAD
The New Indian Press, 7 August 2004
Amidst high hopes of gaining positive results this financial year, JURONG India announced the opening of its new regional office at Hyderabad, India. The company’s headquarter is located in Bangalore. Mr Goh Song How, president and CEO of JURONG International said, “I believed that there is no better time to expand our geographical coverage in India than now. The company currently has projects in India worth Rs 1,000 crore on hand.”
JURONG India is a member of the JURONG International Group, a Singapore-based global provider of innovative services and creator of desired built environments.
JURONG OPENS ITS HYDERABAD OFFICE
Business Standard, 7 August 2004
With the company’s headquarter in Bangalore, JURONG India celebrates the inauguration of its second office in India at Hyderabad. “The Hyderabad regional office will provide an entire service package which includes master planning, architecture, engineering, project management, facility management, construction and design, and build turnkey services,” said Rao Munukutla, CEO of JURONG India.
Housing and infrastructure development will be high on the agenda for JURONG India. At present, the company is working on a $3.2-billion project to construct the Mumbai Integrated Special Economic Zone (MiSEZ) which is expected to be completed in the next five to eight years.
SINGAPORE FIRM’S BIG PLANS FOR STATE
The Hindu, 7 August 2004
JURONG International’s subsidiary, JURONG India has now located its regional office in Hyderabad which will expand the company’s geographical coverage in India. The office was inaugurated by Mr K.Rosaiah, India’s Finance Minister, and Mr See Chak Mun, Singapore High Commissioner to India. JURONG India is planning to take up irrigation, power, housing, water supply, health and sanitation projects in the State. The company already has a number of notable projects in Hyderabad such as Convergys, Satyam Campus, iLabs Technology Centre and NCR Facility.
The Indian government believes that the joint effort will be one that is beneficial to the State. The government would like to tap on JURONG India’s expertise in building mega infrastructure projects and turn Andhra Pradesh into a “shining State in the country.”
WHEN A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE MAKES GOOD BUSINESS SENSE
The Strait Times, 26 April 2004
JURONG International is leveraging on opportunities that the South Africa market has to offer. The company is looking forward to clinch a contract worth 400 million rand (S$102 million) to build four university hostels in South Africa. If the deal goes through, this will be one of the first public works projects in the country to be undertaken by a foreign company. The project will be the company’s biggest in the African continent, where it has been active for the past few years, mostly on consulting assignments.
LOW-PROFILE FIRM ROPES IN BIG GUNS FOR CHINA PORT DEAL
The Straits Times, 24 April 2004
JURONG International was appointed as master planner to develop the Dafeng Lion City Estate Development Zone project. At a cost of 20 billion yuan (S$4.1 billion), this project will eventually cover 90 sq km of land in China.
JURONG International will design the estate which includes a port, industrial, recreational and residential areas along with supporting infrastructure. The Dafeng Port will be built up as a medium-sized trading port with the ability to handle 300,000 standard containers a year. When completed, the zone will host industries including logistics, organic food, agriculture and petrochemicals.
JTC UNIT TO HELP BUILD MUMBAI ECONOMIC ZONE
The Straits Times, 30 March 2004
JURONG Consultants, a subsidiary arm of JURONG International, was appointed as the technical consultant to help develop India’s first China-style special economic zone (SEZ) in New Mumbai. JURONG Consultants will be involved in performing master planning, infrastructure planning and detailed designing for Phase 1 of the project. The company is also expected to be involved in project management at the later stage.
The Mumbai Integrated SEZ (MiSEZ) is a combination of two proposed SEZs near Mumbai that will be India’s first private sector-developed economic zone to enjoy complete tax-free status and autonomy.
AD ECONOMIC DEPARTMENT AND JURONG INTERNATIONAL FIRM SIGN DEAL: AGREEMENT TO DEVELOP SECOND PHASE OF THE INDUSTRIAL AREAS IN ABU DHABI
Business Time (KHALEEJ TIMES), 10 February 2004
An agreement was signed between JURONG Consultant and the Abu Dhabi Economic Department to develop the second phase of industrial areas in Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi administration would like to leverage on the expertise and experience of JURONG International in industrial investment and to drive their national economy development.
PRIVATE SECTOR KEY TO SINGAPORE-INDIA TRADE PACT
The Business Times, 12 January 2004
Staff from JURONG Consultants was among the 20 Singaporeans based in Bangalore to meet with Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during his 10-day visit to India. In the session, they shared with him their experiences in working and living in India.
DPM Lee stressed the importance for the company to understand and take advantage of the new opportunities in India.
SUZHOU PARK TO THE FORE
TODAY, 26 November 2003
Nearly 10 years after a laborious inception, the China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) is finally getting, quite literally, into the swing of things. Come December next year, a 27-hole golf course designed by South African golfing legend Gary Player, will be completed by Jurong Consultants.
“Today, SIP has demonstrated that we have earned the right to charge a premium,” said Mr Tang Tat Kwong, executive vice-president of JURONG Consultants. SIP has anchored over a thousand projects to date, of which over 40 are in the Fortune 500 companies. Last year, it enjoyed investments of more than USD13 billion from cumulative foreign contracts.
JTC UNIT LANDS TECH PARK JOB IN INDIA
The Business Times, 12 September 2003
JURONG Consultants, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JTC Corp, has been engaged to set up a $19 million-IT park project in Hyderabad. The project, which sits on a five-acre plot next to a lake, has been named the iLabs Technology Center Campus and is expected to be completed by January 2005.
JURONG Consultants will provide project management, architecture, engineering services and design consultancy services to the project. Mr Mah Bow Tan, Minister for National Development, in his speech at the project’s launch ceremony noted that the company had established an impressive track record with many projects all over India.
“I am confident that the good work of JURONG Consultants will reap greater success in the years ahead,” he said.
JURONG TO DEVELOP $19 MILLION TECHNOLOGY CENTRE FOR ILABS
The Economic Times Hyderabad, 12 September 2003
The Srini Raju promoted iLabs Group, has commissioned JURONG Consultants (India), a member of the JURONG Group, Singapore, to build a state of the art $19 million technology centre which among other facilities, will also house infrastructure for iVision, the group’s latest diversification into the media business.
The project was officially kicked off today in the presence of Singapore Minister for Development, Mr Mah Bow Tan who led a construction mission to India.
Jurong, which has developed the Bangalore ITPL among other prestigious projects is currently in the process of developing several important projects in Hyderabad among them being the 1700 acre hardware technology park in partnership with Zoom Developers of Bombay.
MUTHOOT, JURONG TO SET UP IT TECHNOPOLIS AT KOCHI
The Economic Times, 1 August 2003
Muthoot Pappachan Group, a leading well-diversified corporate group from the state, has tied up with Jurong Infrastructure (India) to set up a state-of-the-art IT Technopolis at Kochi. Jurong will provide urban planning, architecture, engineering, quantity survey services, construction and post-construction operations management ofr the 2,60,000-sqft project, to be constructed at a cost of Rs 40 crore.
“Jurong’s vast experience in constructing software parks will ensure international standards and completion of the project within the stipulated time,” Mr Thomas Muthoot, Director, Muthoot Pappachan Group said.
The fully operational facility is expected to house a work force of 2,000 to 3,000 professionals and is expected to be completed in 14 months.
SHAIKH HAMED OPENS JURONG OFFICE IN ABU DHABI
Khaleej Times, Business Times, 21 May 2003
Abu Dhabi Shaikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Economic Department, opened here yesterday the office of Singapore’s Jurong International Consulting Pte Ltd. In February, the Economic Department and Singaporean Jurong International Consulting Pte Ltd signed an agreement to develop industrial areas in Abu Dhabi.
“The UAE provides all necessary facilities to lure capital and international firms to set up their projects in Abu Dhabi,” Shaikh Hamed said, adding that the Abu Dhabi Industrial city is the latest of its kind in the region.
“The industrial city is the suitable industrial ambience to attract capital and technical experience that will serve economies of both the UAE and the neighbouring countries,” he said.
ABU DHABI PICKS SINGAPORE’S JIC FOR INDUSTRIAL CONSULTANCY
Gulf News, Business, 21 May 2003
Singapore-based Jurong International Consulting Pte Ltd (JIC) has been selected by the Abu Dhabi Government to provide Industrial Development Consultancy services to take forward the emirate’s industrialization drive.
Investments in the 24sqkm Mussafah Industrial City have exceeded Dh4 billion and the City will be formally opened in the second half of the year while work is underway at Al Ain Industrial City.
“We look forward to being given more opportunities to showcase our professional expertise as we believe in creating value for our customers and our Abu Dhabi office clearly demonstrates this,” said JIC Chairman, Er. Goh Song How. “To Jurong, the Middle East presents endless opportunities and immense potential for business expansion through mutually beneficial partnerships,” he added.
JIC has regional offices in China, India and the Philippines since the 1990s and it is supported by the Singapore government as well as International Enterprise Singapore, the agency that encourages internationalizing of local companies.
JURONG CONSULTANCY OPENS OFFICE
The Gulf Today, Business, 2 May 2003
Inaugurating Singapore’s Jurong International Consultancy office in the capital, Abu Dhabi Economic Department Chairman Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said the opening was a good start for its business in the emirate.
He said that the Economic Department had devised a strategy to render all facilities to local and foreign investors and industrial sectors to prop up the industrialization drive and increase their share in the gross national product.
JIC’s Chairman Goh Song How said the Abu Dhabi office would provide a solid base for industrial development. “Political stability and economic progress were behind our decision to open the regional office here,” he said.
JTCI TO SUBMIT IT CORRIDOR MASTERPLAN BY JUNE
The Economic Times, 10 January 2002
The IT corridor linking Whitefield and Electronics City to be built by the Bangalore Development Authority on a 23km stretch is being designed to accommodate office complexes, a golf course and residential quarters. CEO of JTCi Consultants India, Rao Munukutla, said that his company, who are the consultants for the project, will submit a detailed masterplan by June 2002.
The company has also signed a consultancy agreement with Karle Properties, for providing project management consultancy services to a one lakh sqft commercial building at a cost of Rs 10 crowe on Airport Road.
The company has also taken up numerous projects and studies like the 200 sqkm integrated township project at Positra in Gujarat, SEZ studies for states in north India and capital city planning for Chattishgarh. In all, the company is managing Rs 700 crowe worth of projects.
NEW JTC UNIT AIMS FOR $80M REVENUE
The Straits Times, 10 April 2001
JTC Consultants (JTCC), the new consultant services subsidiary of JTC Corporation, was launched yesterday with the aim of achieving revenues of $80 million in five years. Formed by merging JTC’s technical services group and the consultancy arm of JTC International, JTCC aims to increase its share of overseas revenue to 30 per cent, or $24 million, from 19 per cent now.
Newly-appointed JTCC chairman Professor Lui Pao Chuen said the group would “actively explore merger and acquisition possibilities as well as partnership agreements to increase the contribution from overseas markets.”
One of the markets the group plans to explore is the Middle East, said JTCC chief executive Goh Song How.
“JTCC is the third successive corporatised to be formed this year under JTC’s restructuring plan announced last year,” said JTC chairman Major-General (NS) Lim Neo Chian. “The corporatised entities are subject to market discipline and will have to respond more flexibly to market conditions.”
JTC CORP LAUNCHES NEW CONSULTANCY UNIT
The Business Times, 10 April 2001
JTC Corp yesterday launched the third subsidiary to be formed from its corporatisation initiative. Called JTC Consultants or JTCC, it marries JTC’s technical services group (TSG) and the consultancy arm of JTC International (JTCi).
JTCC aims to be a leading consultant in project design, management and related services for infrastructure and real estate development worldwide. It employs 430 staff.
JTC Chairman Lim Neo Chian said, “The corporatisation of JTCC will allow the newly merged organization to benefit from the best of breeds.”
The Chairman of the JTCC group is Lui Pao Chuen, the chief defence scientist at the Ministry of Defence. The president and chief executive is Goh Song How, the man behind SembCorp’s industrial parks.
Prof Lui and Mr Goh would not rule out a listing for JTCC, but Mr Goh said the immediate focus was to harness a team to build up a portfolio of overseas projects and improve customer service.
JTC SETS UP REAL ESTATE CONSULTANCY SUBSIDIARY
TODAY, 10 April 2001
JTC Corporatisation, Singapore’s largest industrial landlord, has set up a new subsidiary – JTC Consultants (JTCC) – to provide consultancy services for the design, management and development of real estate.
JTCC, with a staff of 430, expects to bring in revenue of $80 million in 2005, up from $64 million currently. Out of the $80 million, 30 per cent or $24 million is expected to come from overseas operations, double that of the $12 million now.
“We want to expand aggressively overseas,” said Mr Goh Song How, chief executive of the new unit. “The overseas consultancy market is limitless.”
The Middle East and South America are two regions JTCC is eyeing, said Mr Goh. The new unit is in a “much better position to undertake their responsibility, while being subject to market discipline and forces,” said Major-General (NS) Lim Neo Chian, chairman of JTC.