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Check out the latest sights and sounds in and around the Nee Soon community.

Latest

Check out the latest sights and sounds in and around the Nee Soon community.

Louis Ng on Environmental Protection and Management Bill

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Environmental Protection and Management Bill (Bill No. 21/2021) Introduction  Sir, this Bill tackles two distinct but important problems: noise and greenhouse gases. Residents will be happy to hear that the Bill empowers NEA to more effectively ensure that construction sites remain quiet on Sundays and public holidays.  Singaporeans should also be happy that the Bill empowers the Government to better mitigate climate change given that Singapore is getting warmer much more quickly than the rest of the world.....

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Six stations on Thomson-East Coast Line to open for passenger service on 28 August 2021

The second stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) is ready for passenger service from 28 August 2021! Commuters can look forward to a shorter waiting time with trains arriving at stations every five minutes during peak hours and every nine minutes off-peak. This is up from the current frequency of 10 minutes during peak hours and 15 minutes during off-peak hours at the first three stations of the TEL in Woodlands. Residents of Nee Soon will also enjoy greater connectivity with these newly added stations!....

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On action plan for urban wildlife management and reduction of marine debris

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang on 2 & 3 August Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment (a) for each year in the past five years, what is the estimated percentage of marine debris that originates from (i) disposal of waste from ships and (ii) floating debris from neighbouring countries; and (b) if such data is not currently collected, whether the Ministry will start collecting the data.....

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Nee Soon GRC Riding To A Greener Future With Over 26km Of Cycling Paths By 2023

Nee Soon grassroots advisers ride in support of the SG Green Plan’s Sustainable Living goal of tripling Singapore’s cycling path networks by 2030. Nee Soon residents can look forward to a more connected town and a more sustainable form of living with an additional 10km of cycling paths to be added to the current cycling path network spanning 16.5km.  Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam, who is also a grassroots adviser to Nee Soon GRC,....

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Louis Ng on Dental Registration (Amendment) Bill

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Dental Registration (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 16/2021)  Introduction Sir, we are facing a supply crunch in dental care.  It has become necessary for Singapore to open its doors to graduates with foreign degrees in dentistry to supplement our locally trained dentists.  As early as 2017, the Ministry recognised that there were not enough locally trained dentists to handle all the demands for dental care and set the goal of achieving the ratio of at least 1 dentist to 2,200 people. ....

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Louis Ng on Police Force (Amendment) Bill

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Police Force (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 14/2021) Introduction Sir, Mr. Pillai, and Mr. Tay and yourself will be delivering a motion to commemorate 200 years of the Singapore Police Force (SPF). They will honour the contributions of the SPF and its officers for keeping Singapore one of the safest countries in the world. I echo their sentiments. In addition, I wish to commend the SPF for not only keeping our country safe,....

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Carrie Tan on Child Development Co-Savings (Amendment) Bill

Mr Deputy Speaker, I commend and support the changes to the Child Development Co-savings Act.  I am especially glad for the enhancements to the Government Paid Paternity Leave Benefits, as well as the government reimbursements to companies which opt to give additional leave to parents beyond the statutory requirements.  It certainly helps in the efforts to encourage workplace cultures to be more family friendly. I have a clarification to ask, and some suggestions to make. First,....

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Louis Ng on Child Development Co-Savings (Amendment) Bill

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Child Development Co-Savings (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 15/2021)  Introduction Mdm, this Bill is a step in the right direction. It expands support to a wider group of working parents and promotes a more family-friendly working environment. The roles of working parents are already challenging in the best of times. Any support is even more welcomed in challenging times like the present pandemic. ....

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On housing for single unwed parents from HDB and supply of social workers

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang on 26 & 27 July. Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) whether there is a current shortage or surplus of social workers; and (b) if there is a shortage, what are the plans to address this shortage. Response Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for National Development for each year in the past five years (a) how many single unwed parents applied for interim housing under the Parenthood Provisional Housing Scheme (PPHS) while awaiting completion of their new flat;....

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