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New CEO appointed for China-Singapore joint developer

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-04-07 08:54

SINGAPORE - Liew Choon Boon has been appointed as new CEO for the Sino-Singaporean Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co, Ltd (SSTEC), the developer for the joint project between the governments of China and Singapore in Tianjin, announced Keppel Corporation on Monday.

Liew Choon Boon will take over the baton from SSTEC's outgoing CEO, Ho Tong Yen, with effect from July 1. Liew will hold his position as Advisor on Eco-City matters in Singapore's Ministry of National Development (MND) concurrently, said the release.

Currently a Senior Director in MND, Liew has held a range of senior positions in policy and operational areas in Education, Law, Defence, Community Development and Information, Communication and the Arts, said Keppel Corporation.

Keppel Corporation CEO Loh Chin Hua welcomed Liew Choon Boon onboard SSTEC. He said Liew has been heading MND's Eco-City Project Office since 2013, and is familiar with the project.

"Having served in several capacities and ministries in the Singapore Government, he brings diverse and insightful experience to the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City," said Loh.

Loh also thanked outgoing CEO Ho Tong Yen for his contributions to the Sino-Singaporean Tianjin Eco-City project in the past four years.

The project is government-to-government between China and Singapore to build a modern green township. SSTEC, master developer for the Eco-City, is a joint venture between a Singapore Consortium led by the Keppel Group and a Chinese Consortium led by Tianjin TEDA Investment Holding Co, Ltd.

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