NBGD: Ningbo and Singapore, two closely linked port cities

NINGBO, China, August 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — “Ningbo’s the goal of transforming into a modern coastal metropolis makes a lot of practical sense,” said Liu Thai Ker84, former senior planner for the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore and “that of Singapore father of town planning”. Liu had worked on Ningbo’s urban plans in 1993 and 2018, which helped him form a unique friendship with the city.

Liu thinks that since Ningbo is a maritime city, it must fully exploit the coastline to develop seaports and build urban amenities that citizens can enjoy.

Ningbo’s links with Singapore goes back a long way. Currently there is an expatriate Ningbo community of 20,000 inhabitants Singapore. Li Guosheng is a Singaporean from Ningbo who founded the Zhejiang Entrepreneurs Association in 2013. Li explained that the Ningbo community in Singapore has existed for more than a century. The first one Ningbo people arrived in Singapore in the year 1900. In the 1930s, with the influx of more Ningbo immigrants, the Ningpo Guild Singapore was formed.

Both Ningbo and Singapore have world-class ports. The wearing of Singapore is the second busiest container port in the world, while Ningbo Zhoushan Port is the third. The two ports could form partnerships in various port sectors.

“There is active cooperation between the port of Singapore and Chinese ports,” said Quah Ley Hoon, CEO of China Maritime and Port Authority. Singapore (AMP). “We have formed a Port Authority Roundtable, of which Ningbo Zhoushan Port is one of the members. Together, we are collaborating on a few initiatives, including keeping our ports open during the pandemic, digitalization and decarbonization. “China Maritime Security Administration and MPA has conducted about 10 trials of electronic certificate exchange. We hope this will make the whole shipping operation and customs clearance process much more efficient. Here are some of the ways which Ningbo Zhoushan Port and MPA could collaborate in terms of digitization.”

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