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Singapore must ensure digital infrastructure is environmentally sustainable, says Desmond Lee

As the digital economy continues to grow, it is important for Singapore to ensure that its digital infrastructure is “as environmentally sustainable as possible”, said MND Minister Desmond Lee on Tues. He was speaking for the opening of…

Jurong Innovation District to bring jobs and innovation: Tan See Leng

Over the next 18 months, JID is expected to account for 4,500 jobs, with 1,200 being new and 3,300 being existing workers relocating into the area, said Second Minister for MTI Tan See Leng during his visit to…

Safety guidelines launched for firms handling flammable fine powders

Factories handling fine powders, which are flammable and hazardous, should place a cap on the amount of such material stored in a facility. They should also eliminate potential sources of ignition in powder handling areas, such as laying…

Government to introduce new laws against unfair retail leasing practices

The Government will be introducing fair tenancy laws involving the leasing of retail premises, and will be consulting with landlords and tenants in the next few months to work out details of the legislation. The new legislation will…

High-tech farming ‘toolbox’ can help Singapore weather future food supply challenges: Chan Chun Sing

Developing a “toolbox” of high-tech farming solutions in Singapore will equip the country with the capabilities it needs to scale up local production when the need arises, even if such strategies are not be deployed immediately, MTI Minister…

Singapore aiming to cement business hub status

Singapore has never restricted exports of products from mask manufacturer 3M – not even during the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic last year. Rejecting export controls is one way the Republic builds a reputation as a partner for…

First water, now energy as Singapore’s key challenge for the next 50 years: Chan Chun Sing

After addressing the issue of meeting Singapore’s water needs for the past 50 years, meeting the country’s energy needs sustainably will be the country’s primary challenge for the next five decades, said MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing. “When…

Budget debate: Sentosa to become carbon-neutral destination by 2030

Sentosa will be transformed into a carbon-neutral destination by 2030, as part of its long-term sustainability plan. Announcing this in Parliament on Thurs MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing said the move is part of Singapore’s efforts to capture…

Budget debate: Electricity prices likely to go up, but efforts will be made to ensure a gradual rise

Electricity prices are likely to increase as Singapore’s electricity overcapacity situation normalises and fuel prices rise, said Second Minister for MTI Tan See Leng on Thurs. However, he noted that price surges and volatilities will be managed. “Even…

Trade-offs and challenges ahead as Singapore moves towards cleaner energy: Tan See Leng

Singapore needs to obtain energy that is secure and reliable, affordable and environmentally sustainable but seeking to achieve each means trade-offs for the others, said Dr Tan See Leng, Second Minister for MTI on Thurs. He highlighted this…

S’pore’s electricity grid to be expanded, upgraded to cater for more electric vehicles: Tan See Leng

Singapore’s electricity grid will be expanded and upgraded as the Government encourages greater adoption of EVs, Dr Tan See Leng said on Thurs. The Second Minister for MTI said in Parliament: “It is, indeed, a function of supply…

Waiver of licence fees for hotels, travel agents and tour guides extended to December 2021

Licence fees for hotels, travel agents and tour guides will continue to be waived through to the end of this year, as part of the Government’s efforts to nurse the recovery of the tourism sector. These fees were…

More supervision not always the best solution, says Chan Chun Sing on Kranji land clearance error

In the wake of the erroneous clearing of a large patch of Kranji woodland, Mr Chan Chun Sing on Fri cautioned against tacking on more layers of supervision in public service when processes should be streamlined instead. The…

All land clearance projects to check processes after erroneous Kranji clearing, review underway to prevent repeat: Chan Chun Sing

All land clearance projects will need to carry out an immediate check on their work processes so as to “avoid any repeat of the mistakes” that resulted in the erroneous tree clearing in Kranji, MTI Minister Chan Chun…

Kranji woodland clearance: ‘Gaps’ in project management, directions for ‘immediate’ follow-up issued, says Chan Chun Sing

The Government has given directions for “immediate follow-up”, after parts of a Kranji woodland site were erroneously cleared, said MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing on Mon. “It is clear to us that there were gaps in the way…

Dell invests $66 million in Singapore in Innovation Hub, the first of its kind outside US

Dell Technologies today announced the establishment of a Global Innovation Hub (GIH) in Singapore to boost R&D capabilities, with some US$23 million to be invested this year. Over the three-year period from 2019, a total of US$50 million…

Holding WEF meeting in Singapore will send ‘strong signal of confidence’ in country’s ability: Alvin Tan

WEF Special Annual Meeting being held here will send a “strong signal of confidence” in Singapore’s ability to host major intl events in a “safe and innovative way”, Minister of State for MTI Alvin Tan said in Parliament…

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…

Business ‘bubble’ scheme put on ice

The launch of a pilot plan to bring “business, official and high-economic value travellers” into Singapore and put them in a “bubble” was pushed back, BT has learnt. Under the original plans for the Connect@Singapore initiative, the first…

Covid-19: Pilot for reopening of bars, pubs extended by 2 months with no new operators added

The small-scale pilot programme for bars and pubs to reopen safely amid the Covid-19 pandemic has been extended for two more months, though the authorities will not be expanding the initiative to other operators apart from the three…

Five-pronged strategy to build up Singapore as e-commerce hub: Chan Chun Sing

Despite the global supply chain disruption due to border closures and export restrictions caused by the pandemic, Singapore managed to distinguish itself by keeping supply chains and connectivity with the rest of the world open and secured. On…

Covid-19: Government aims to set up one community vaccination centre in each housing estate by end-March

PA, which is working with MOH to roll out the nation’s community Covid-19 vaccination programme, is aiming to set up one community vaccination centre in each town by end-Mar. The first of such vaccination centres will open at…

Mandatory Covid-19 tests for cargo drivers, personnel entering S’pore via Tuas, Woodlands checkpoints from Jan 22

From Fri, all cargo drivers and accompanying personnel entering Singapore via the Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints will need to take a Covid-19 ART upon arrival. Those with a negative test result will be allowed to proceed, MTI said…

Pilots for reopening of nightclubs, KTV outlets deferred amid more community cases

Pilots for the reopening of nightclubs and karaoke outlets planned for Jan have been deferred until further notice, MTI and MHA said on Tues. The ministries pointed the decision to the recent increase in the number of community…

DuPont biotech plant opens up high-skill jobs

A new manufacturing facility set up here by speciality chemicals company DuPont will create new high-skill manufacturing jobs in the energy and chemicals industry, said MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing yesterday. The enzyme-blending facility will also entrench Singapore…

WEF event to have measures in place to limit contact with locals

Attendees of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Special Annual Meeting in Singapore in May will have limited interactions with the local community, as part of Covid-19 preventative measures for the intl gathering of political and business leaders, Minister…

Electricity demand expected to rebound as economy recovers from COVID-19 fallout: MTI

Electricity demand is expected to rebound as Singapore’s economy recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Government is working to diversify energy supplies, said Second MTI Minister Tan See Leng on Tues. Responding to several…

KTV outlets may now opt to be exempted from Covid-19 test

Selected karaoke outlets may be allowed to reopen without their customers needing to take a Covid-19 swab test as part of the pilot programme, says MHA. But these outlets must observe a different set of rules such as…

Govt launches 3.86ha of industrial land for 1H 2021

The government has launched three confirmed list sites and three reserved list sites, with a total area of 3.86 ha, under the IGLS programme for the first half of 2021, revealed MTI on Tues. The confirmed list sites…

A*STAR to collaborate with animal-free dairy firm Perfect Day on joint lab in Singapore

American firm Perfect Day, which manufactures animal-free dairy proteins, will be collaborating with A*STAR to launch a R&D centre in Singapore. The facility, which will be operational in Apr next year, will leverage on the capabilities of two…

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