Maintenance of lifts and mechanised carparks

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE 2ND READING OF THE BUILDING CONTROL (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT IN FEB 2020 Mr Speaker Sir I rise to support the Bill. The amendments are certainly welcome especially in light of episodes of lifts breaking down in 2018. I support the amendments for proper registration and training of lift technicians. We know individual lift companies may have their own in-house training, but how adequate are these training sessions?....

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Ensuring water security, protecting our coastline

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT Mr Speaker Sir Climate change and global warming have caused sea levels around the world to rise. Singapore, being a small island nation surrounded by water, is vulnerable to rising sea levels. So, we must seriously take action to protect our country and our future generations as climate change is not a distant problem.....

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Sporting Singapore

COS SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT PARLIAMENT’S BUDGET 2020 COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY DEBATE FOR MCCY SPORTING SINGAPORE Sir In the midst of COVID-19 affecting Singapore and rest of the world, the subjects of “national resilience”, “community bonding”, and “national pride” in how Singapore manages the epidemic is popping up in my constituency. Coincidentally, true sporting nations typically display such positive attributes.  In fact, I recall that the Committee of Sporting Singapore report in 2001 (championed by Mr Goh Chok Tong) articulated these three desired outcomes of a Sporting Singapore,....

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Transforming the Construction Industry

COS SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT PARLIAMENT’S BUDGET 2020 COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY DEBATE FOR THE MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRANSFORMING THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Sir, before I proceed, I would like to declare my interest as a PE and my involvement in property development and construction. Buy Singapore First Sir, many contractors told me that they feel discriminated in recent few contract awards. In the LTA Jurong Regional Line Projects,....

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