• 1960s - 1970s
  • 1980s
  • 1990s
  • 2000s
  • 2010s

1990s

1990s

Primed For Progress

The 1990s ushered in rapid economic growth amidst booming foreign investments and thriving industries. The decade saw the move towards anchoring high value added economic activities that promised more technology and knowledge-intensive jobs for Singaporeans.

This raised the bar for JTC as new game-changing economic strategies demanded more robust and innovative engineering solutions. An exciting wave of new investments and economic trends inspired unique and untried solutions. A broad spectrum of very complex and complicated projects that marked a new economic dawn was undertaken by JTC: the spearheading of wafer fabrication parks, and the massive amalgamation of seven offshore islands to create Jurong Island for the petrochemical cluster. Abroad, JTC's subsidiary, Jurong Environmental Engineering (JEE) began exporting its expertise and co-developing the 7,000 hectares China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park in a bid to go regional to tap new burgeoning markets to stay relevant and competitive.

Beyond its core mission, JTC also grappled with the national issue of future land scarcity. In 1997, JTC launched the Industrial Land Plan for the 21st Century (IP21), which spelt out key strategies in addressing industrial land use in Singapore. These included: enbloc redevelopment programmes for older estates; new concepts like stack-up factories to intensify land use; the introduction of land productivity initiatives; and better stewardship of economic land with priority given to companies that engaged in high value-add activities.

With these increasing economic demands came the gilt-edged opportunity for JTC to expand its capabilities and expertise. The 1990s primed JTC and her people for long-term progress in tandem with Singapore's global growth and expansion.

 

Hear from our People

 
 
 
 
 

Projects

BUSINESS PARKS
Click to view details
 
 
INDUSTRIAL LAND PLAN FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Click to view details
 
 
JURONG ISLAND
Click to view details
 
 
CHINA-SINGAPORE SUZHOU INDUSTRIAL PARK
Click to view details
 
 
TUAS BIOMEDICAL PARK
Click to view details
 
 
WATER FABRICATIONS PARKS
Click to view details