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Taichung seeks cooperation with Singapore in logistics services

2018/01/18 21:31:23

Photo courtesy of Taichung City government

Singapore, Jan. 18 (CNA) Taichung city government is looking to establish further exchanges and cooperation with Singapore in the hope of turning the city into a major logistics hub in the region, Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said Thursday.

Singapore boasts a highly developed logistics industry and is also actively working to develop a smart city initiative, Lin said during his visit to a major logistics company in the country.

YCH Group, founded in 1955, is the city state's major logistics service provider with business that covers warehousing and freight management.

It is also Singapore's largest home-grown supply chain solutions company and a leading regional supply chain management partner to many of the world's leading brands across Asia Pacific, according to the Taichung Economic Development Bureau.

With an air and sea port located in the heart of central Taiwan, Taichung is well positioned to serve as a regional logistics and transportation center, the mayor said.

As such, the city looks forward to establishing exchanges and cooperation with the Singapore company to help turn Taichung into a major logistics hub.

Lin, who arrived on Wednesday, is on a four-day visit to Singapore where he is attending the 14th Joint Meeting between the Taiwan-based Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association (CIECA) and Singapore Business Federation (SBF).

He is expected to return to Taiwan on Jan. 20.

(By Huang Tzu-chiang and Ko Lin)