A well-functioning city must first ensure that the necessary infrastructure such as roads, utilities and other essential resources are in place. To this end, the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City (SSGKC) is supported by comprehensive infrastructure plans, including efficient transportation networks, sustainable water resources planning, flood protection, well-managed environmental, power, telecommunication and other municipal utilities, both within, and connecting to the City.
The construction of municipal roads and underlying infrastructure within the SUA has basically commenced in 2011. Every household in the SSGKC will be provided directly with potable water treated by advanced technology and conveyed through a dedicated water supply network. Optical fibre network will be placed for the entire City with an integrated three-in-one service facility combining telecommunication, television and Internet signals. In the central hubs, common services tunnels will be implemented for greater reliability and to minimise road traffic disruption during maintenance. In addition, all municipal roads are equipped with cycling tracks and pedestrian walkways to create a more eco-friendly living environment.
SSGKC will take a three-pronged approach to improving accessibility into and within the City, in terms of number, capacity and quality of roads. The objective is to achieve “10-30-60”, meaning capping travel times to 10, 30 and 60 minutes respectively within zones, between zones, and to neighbouring districts in Guangzhou, respectively.Multiple Modes of Transportation, Multiple Categories of Roads to Neighbouring Districts
The City will benefit from enhanced regional road connectivity, high speed inter-city rail, subway system and inter-city highways which, together, forms an integrated regional transport system.Traffic Management
SSGKC will use advanced information technology and traffic engineering to monitor and manage traffic flow. An intelligent traffic management system will help the city to reduce congestion and reduce emissions on its roads.Illumination System for Road
SSGKC plans to become a model for showcasing resource saving technology, by promoting water conservation and the use of alternative water sources such as recycled and rain water. With application of advanced water supply systems and management know-how, two water supply networks will be built for the SSGKC: direct potable water for all households and recycled water for irrigation, industrial and other non-potable uses.
To realise the Smart City strategic initiative, SSGKC will implement the integration of cable television, Internet and telecommunications networks. Optic fibre-to-the-premises will equip the residents of the City with the necessary hardware system to improve information connectivity for homes. Such features create a market for the development of the information and communication technology (ICT) industries.Three-in-One Network
Under the government’s initiative and in collaboration with major service providers, the combined three-in-one network will deliver cable television, internet and telecommunications to the homes and offices for a true “broadband” service.Digital City Technologies
The SSGKC will fully incorporate technologies such as Remote Sensing (RS), Geographic Information Service (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS), computer multimedia and virtual reality into SSGKC’s information infrastructure, to drive the information economy and enable a lifestyle enhanced by digitisation.Intelligent Power Grid
To achieve the above objectives, the City’s power grid will incorporate intelligence provisions at all stages of its planning from power generation to distribution, consumption and monitoring, to achieve a full transformation to a smart power grid system.Power line Corridors
Leveraging on Singapore’s and the world’s experience in green buildings, SSGKC will implement a comprehensive sustainable development plan that integrates the core principles of energy and water conservation, emission reduction and environmental protection. Case in point, the government will formulate policies and incentives to promote the implementation of the Pneumatic Waste Collection Systems (PWCS) to reduce the environmental impact of solid waste collection and transportation.Green Transportation Network