ASEAN Smart City Network – business opportunities

Committee Meeting
Asia, Energy/Infrastructure , Smart Cities, Sustainability
Date and Time: 
22 Jan 2019
08:30 to 10:00
Tuesday, 22 January, 2019 - 08:30 to 10:00
Ambassade de France / Embassy of France 101-103 Cluny Park Rd, Singapore 259595
Registration Dates: 
06 Dec 2018
21 Jan 2019

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ASEAN cities sustainable development is facing many challenges: Urban Planning, Transportation, Waste management, Smart grids, Green energy, Air Quality, Food quality and security, Healthcare…  

In 2018, Singapore has initiated the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN), a collaborative platform where up to three cities per ASEAN country work towards a common goal of smart and sustainable urban development.

During this briefing Mr Lim Teng Leng, Deputy Director at Centre at Liveable Cities and Mr Borg Tsien Tham,Deputy Director at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore will present the ASCN and the related business opportunities.


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About the Speakers

  • Mr Lim Teng Leng, Deputy Director at Centre at Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development 

Mr Lim Teng Leng joined the Centre of Liveable Cities (CLC) as Deputy Director of the Capability Development & Advisory team in 2017.

In CLC, Mr Lim leads the team to engage and work with a range of stakeholders including subject matter experts, governmental agencies, non-governmental organisations and industry players to design, develop and deliver effective training programmes to share Singapore’s experience and expertise in urban planning and development with international participants. Mr Lim also engages international bodies such as UN and ASEAN to support CLC in raising Singapore’s international profile in the liveability and sustainability of cities space. Mr Lim led the team, together with the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to develop and execute the ASEAN Smart Cities Network – Singapore’s key deliverable as the ASEAN Chairman in 2018.

Mr Lim has served with the National Youth Council, Confucius Institute (Nanyang Technological University) and the Civil Service College (CSC). During his service with CSC International, Mr Lim was in charge of organising training programmes and study visits for foreign civil servants to understand Singapore’s public sector management and governance. He has actively forged close working relationship between CSC and its Chinese counterparts. Mr Lim has also served with the Institute of Governance and Policy in CSC to develop thought leadership in, as well as to enhance the understanding and to advance the practice of public policy in Singapore.

Mr Lim graduated from the National University of Singapore with majors in Statistics and Japanese Studies. Under the Scholarship Programme of CSC, he completed and obtained a Master of Public Administration from Tsinghua University School of Public Policy and Management in 2012. 

  • Mr Borg Tsien Tham, Deputy Director at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore

Mr Borg Tsien Tham is currently the Deputy Director (ASEAN Economic Community) in the ASEAN Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore.

Mr Tham joined the Foreign Service in February 2001. He was Second Secretary (Political), and then First Secretary (Political) in the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore to the Russian Federation from 2004 to 2007, and its Deputy Chief of Mission between 2005 and 2006. In 2009, Mr Tham headed the team that established the Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore to Johor Darul Tazim, Malaysia. He served in Johor Bahru as Consul (Political) between 2009 to 2011. From 2012 to 2015, Mr Tham was Counsellor (Political) in the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Singapore to the United Nations in New York. Mr Tham also previously served in the Ministry’s ASEAN Directorate; Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia Directorate; and Americas Directorate.

Mr Tham graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (2nd Upper) in Historical Studies in 1999 from Goldsmiths College, University of London. He also obtained a Master of Arts in Modern History in 2000 from University College London, University of London.



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