Why Is Towards Zero Waste Important

Speech by MP Lee Bee Wah during Ministry of Environment and Water Resources’ Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Er Dr Lee Bee Wah: Why Is Towards Zero Waste Important Let’s do more on Zero Waste and help stop Climate Change In recent years, the concept of zero waste has been growing in popularity all over the world. In land-scarce Singapore, zero waste is even more critical. Semakau Island is currently our only landfill. The man-made island was supposed to meet our needs until 2045,....

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Safety and Recourse for Pedestrians

Cut by MP Lee Bee Wah during Ministry of Transport’s Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Safety and Recourse For Pedestrians  Sir In 2018, the Minister revealed that the accidents involving PMDs, bicycles and power-assisted bikes increased threefold in 2017. Can the Minister share some updated statistics for 2018? How many such accidents were serious enough that someone was sent to hospital? I understand the Active Mobility Advisory Panel’s preference to prioritise reduction of accidents. But accidents will happen,....

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Endearing Homes: can we do more?

Speech by MP Lee Bee Wah during Ministry of National Development’s Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Endearing Homes: can we do more? I was pleased to learn from last year’s National Day Rally that flats built between 1987 and 1997 will also be included in Home Improvement Program (HIP). Half of Khatib homes were built in 1986 and the HIP have been completed or near completion. The other half of Khatib homes were built in 1987 where residents are still waiting for their HIP. ....

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Childcare subsidies for non-working moms

Cut by MP Louis Ng during Ministry of Social and Family Development’s Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Childcare subsidies for non-working moms During our Motion on “Education for Our Future”, Speaker asked who is the best teacher and where is the best school. We parents are the best teachers for our children and our home is the best school. And the most important time for us to be teachers and for our homes to be a school is during our child’s formative years.....

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