The Singapore government has set up a company to give advice to emerging countries that are eager to learn from the wealthy city-state's development model, including how to build world-class airports and create Singapore-style townships.
Singapore's Foreign and Trade and Industry ministries have jointly set up 'Singapore Cooperation Enterprise,' a non-profit company to 'market and export Singapore's public sector expertise. In the last three years, the government has been swamped with more than 100 requests from emerging countries for Singapore's prescription for an efficient public service in areas such as transportation, airport and port management, education systems, e-Government, infrastructure, health and security. The emerging countries are also keen to get Singapore involved in the development and management of industrial parks and special economic zones. The countries that have shown interest are mainly from the Middle East, but also China, India and countries from Southeast Asia, Central Asia and Africa have also made inquiries. The one-stop centre will coordinate with other government ministries and agencies to provide the service.