Robbed of our Clean and Green Environment

Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah’s speech during debates on MWER’s Budget The sweltering temperatures in Malaysia must serve as a warning bell to all of us. In Singapore, the temperatures are also climbing. Should we be blanketed again this year by the transboundary haze, the impact will be even worse than last year with the rising temperatures. The transboundary haze is one of the major contributors to climate change. According to estimates released by Guido van der Werf on the global fire emissions database,....

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Make Engineering Attractive Again

Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah’s speech during debates on the PMO’s Budget Chairman, I graduated in 1985 as a civil engineer. When I entered university, this was a much sought-after discipline: top science students either studied medicine or engineering. Many of my seniors proudly told me of their contribution and involvement in nation-building: they practically helped build Singapore. As Singapore enters the next lap of its nationhood, do we still have people who can do this?....

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Assisting Low-Income and Vulnerable Households

Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah’s speech during the debates on MND’s Budget All of us want to have a roof over our heads. I am sure our Government remains committed to aiding low-income and vulnerable households to achieve this. (a) Faster allocation of rental flats Some families could not afford to own their flat due to some difficulties. So, they have to take a public rental flat. I would like to ask for faster allocation of rental flats for those with young children or aged parents.....

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Partnering the Construction Industry

Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah’s speech during debates on MND’s Budget Improving our infrastructure has been one of our top priorities. To achieve it we must establish higher productivity within the construction industry. Last year, the Second Construction Productivity Roadmap was rolled out. Can the Minister give an update on its progress? What is the uptake rate of the Construction Productivity and Capability Fund (CPCF)? How useful has it been in encouraging greater innovation and productivity?1 I would like to ask what is the progress of adoption of new construction technologies including Design for Manufacturing and Assembly through Prefabricated Pre-finished Volumetric Construction (PPVC),....

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