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2 F&B outlets ordered to close for flouting Covid-19 rules; 3 outlets, 31 individuals fined

Two F&B outlets have been ordered to close, while three others were fined for breaching Covid-19 safety regulations, MSE said on Fri. Thirty-one individuals were also fined for breaking Covid-19 rules at parks and beaches, including gathering in…

Higher co-funding quantum and expanded scope in new S$60 million agri-food fund

A new S$60 million Agri-Food Cluster Transformation (ACT) Fund will replace the Agriculture Productivity Fund (APF) which expired in 2020, said Minister of State for MSE Desmond Tan on Thurs. The new ACT fund will launch later this…

Hawker centres to become greener, starting with 3 new ones at Bukit Canberra, Fernvale and Senja

Three new hawker centres will be opened in 2021 and early next year, adding vibrancy to Singapore’s hawker culture. The Bukit Canberra Hawker Centre in Canberra off Sembawang and the Fernvale Hawker Centre and Market in Sengkang are…

From setting emissions target to changing behaviour through procurement, public sector to lead S’pore’s green push

From hitting the peak of its carbon emissions by 2025 to encouraging sustainability through procurement and education, the public sector is set to take the lead in Singapore’s green push. A new initiative, dubbed GreenGov.SG, will contribute towards…

Hawker centres not falling in popularity, ‘foreign food’ not a concern, Amy Khor tells NCMP Leong Mun Wai

Hawker centres are not declining in popularity, and there is little reason to worry that local food will be overtaken by foreign food, said Senior Minister of State for MSE Amy Khor on Thurs. She was responding to…

Coming soon: Phone alerts on neighbours’ renovation works, chatbot that sends feedback and complaints to relevant govt agency

Residents will soon be able to get phone alerts on potential inconveniences such as upcoming renovation works by neighbours in their block so that, if necessary, they can find alternative spots to work or rest. This was among…

NEA to roll out new framework and guide to improve sanitation

NEA will roll out the new Environment Sanitation regime from the middle of this year, starting with higher-risk premises with high footfall and immuno-vulnerable occupants. More than 2,000 premises are expected to implement the regime by the end…

PUB to study ways to protect Singapore’s north-west coast

PUB will study ways to protect Singapore’s north-west coast against rising sea levels, after the completion of coastal protection studies for City-East Coast and Jurong Island, it said on Thurs. PUB also provided an update on these two…

PUB to set new water efficiency standards for equipment in non-domestic sector

Starting next year, commercial water equipment and water closet (WC) flush valves that are supplied and sold in Singapore will have to meet minimum efficiency requirements. In his speech in Parliament on Thurs, Minister of State for MSE…

Singapore to deploy network of climate sensors across island

Singapore plans to deploy a network of climate sensors across the country, as part of efforts to mitigate the effect of a phenomenon known as the urban heat island effect. On Thurs, MSE Minister Grace Fu said the…

Scheme to encourage take-back, recycling of beverage containers to be implemented in 2023

A scheme to encourage people to recycle their beverage containers such as plastic bottles and aluminium cans will be implemented in 2023, with a legislative framework to be introduced by the year before that. Known internatially as a…

Budget debate: More clarity needed on Singapore’s great green transition, say MPs

The country wants to recover from the economic fallout of Covid-19 in a sustainable way, but there are still plenty of unknowns surrounding this great green transition, especially on the employment front, MPs said on Wed. They noted…

Jurong to get five more vending machines to boost recycling

Residents in the Jurong area will have more vending machines offering vouchers in exchange for plastic drink bottles and aluminium cans. Every 40 cans or 25 bottles deposited will result in 550 Grab reward points, the equivalent of…

Green Plan 2030 aims to use ‘government influence in a more concrete way’: Grace Fu

The Singapore Green Plan 2030, a nationwide push for sustainability, aims to use government influence in “a more concrete way” to drive action, said MSE minister Grace Fu on Fri. “An important element in (the plan) is how…

4 F&B outlets ordered shut for SMM breaches; 234 fined at parks and beaches

Four F&B outlets have been ordered to close for breaching safe management measures (SMMs) during the CNY period. On Wed, MSE said that another 13 F&B outlets were fined, as were 234 individuals who breached SMMs at parks…

Over 8,600 fines, totalling over $2.5m, issued for breach of Covid-19 safety measures

From Apr to Dec last year, over 8,600 fines – totalling more than $2.5 million – were meted out to people who did not follow safe distancing and safe mgmt measures and who did not wear masks. More…

New programme will help SMEs go green, capture business opportunities in sustainability: Grace Fu

A new initiative will help SMEs adopt sustainable practices and capture opportunities in the green economy. The scheme was announced on Wed by MSE Minister Grace Fu, who added that more details will be announced soon. Earlier on…

Govt suspends, fines 11 eateries for flouting Covid-19 rules; Banana Leaf Apolo to be charged in court

With the authorities toughening their inspection regime to rein in Covid-19 breaches in the run-up to CNY, six F&B outlets have been ordered to close temporarily, while five others were fined. Another eatery, Indian restaurant Banana Leaf Apolo…

Green Plan seeks to create new jobs, make use of sustainability as ‘competitive advantage’ for Singapore

A green economy which will seek to create new jobs, transform local industries, and harness sustainability as a competitive advantage, will be part of Singapore’s push for sustainable development. Named as one of the five key pillars in…

Singapore Green Plan 2030: 50% more land for nature parks, cut landfill waste by 30%, longer rail network

The government on Wed launched the Singapore Green Plan 2030 with a wide range of ambitious goals across five pillars to advance the national agenda on sustainable development. Among some of the 2030 goals under the Plan are…

Two projects to promote locally produced food to be rolled out this year

Two pilot projects to increase awareness of and demand for locally produced food are set to be launched in the second half of this year by MSE and SFA. One will target first-time mothers and aim to show…

Not true clearing own tables will deprive cleaners of jobs: Amy Khor

A national survey on public hygiene has found that some 47 per cent of Singaporeans think that clearing their own tables after eating at public places can deprive cleaners of their jobs. But this is not true, said…

10 receive EcoFriend Awards for doing their part in environment sustainability

To spur the youth to talk constructively about climate change and help them understand the global developments on this front, Ms Melissa Low has been organising training workshops on such negotiations since 2018. The workshops include mock climate…

3 F&B outlets ordered to close for flouting Covid-19 rules; 9 outlets, 74 people fined

Three F&B outlets have been ordered to close, while nine others were fined for breaching Covid-19 safety measures, said MSE. On Fri, it said the action comes as part of stepped-up inspections to ensure compliance with rules to…

Chinese New Year street light-up in Chinatown will be turned off for 4 days to reduce crowding

The CNY street light-up will not be turned on for four days as part of additional measures to better space out crowds in Chinatown, said MSE) on Fri. It said the light-up along South Bridge Road, New Bridge…

Do more to promote vegetable growing and solar power

MSE Minister Grace Fu told Parliament that the Government intends to partner the people of Singapore to accelerate efforts to mitigate climate change. I have two suggestions on how this can be done. First, many of us are…

More than 1,000 enforcement actions against high-rise litterbugs in 2020: Amy Khor

There were more than 1,000 instances of enforcement against high-rise litterbugs last year, Dr Amy Khor told Parliament on Tues. The Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment said that the Government had increased enforcement against…

NEA received an average of more than 3,000 smoking complaints a month in 2020: Amy Khor

NEA received an average of about 2,900 reports a month on smoking in prohibited areas, and 210 on smoking in non-prohibited areas in 2020. Senior Minister of State for MSE Amy Khor said this in Parliament on Tues…

Singapore to launch multi-ministry Green Plan to tackle climate change challenges

To address climate change and promote sustainability, Singapore will soon launch a Green Plan that will be a major policy priority for the Government, said MSE Minister Grace Fu in Parliament on Mon. The Singapore Green Plan 2030…

104 people fined for breaching COVID-19 regulations at parks and beaches last weekend

A total of 104 people were fined for breaching COVID-19 safe management measures in parks and beaches last weekend, MSE said on Fri. The breaches included gathering in groups of more than eight and intermingling. “In Changi Beach…

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