MEASURES TO MITIGATE EFFECTS OF EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment in view of the changing climate and increasing frequency of extreme weather events, in particular extreme heat, what targeted measures are being taken to mitigate the impact of these events on heat vulnerable groups, such as the elderly or lower income groups, who are moreContinue reading “MEASURES TO MITIGATE EFFECTS OF EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS”

HOLISTIC PLANNING OF 390-HECTARE LIM CHU KANG AREA INTO HIGH-TECH AGRI-FOOD CLUSTER

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment regarding the holistic master planning of the 390-hectare Lim Chu Kang area into a high-tech agri-food cluster (a) how many existing farms have been identified to be part of the cluster; (b) what are the criteria for selecting farms for the cluster; and (c)Continue reading “HOLISTIC PLANNING OF 390-HECTARE LIM CHU KANG AREA INTO HIGH-TECH AGRI-FOOD CLUSTER”

PROFILES OF LICENSED PLUMBERS AS OF JUNE 2022

Mr Pritam Singh asked the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment (a) as of June 2022, how many licensed plumbers are (i) Singaporeans (ii) permanent residents and (iii) foreigners respectively; (b) of those with such a licence who are non-Singaporeans, what are (i) the top 10 nationalities and (ii) the type of work pass that they holdContinue reading “PROFILES OF LICENSED PLUMBERS AS OF JUNE 2022”

APPEAL TO DELAY INTRODUCTION OF SEA SPACE LEASES TO GIVE SMALLER FISH FARMS TIME TO REVIEW BUSINESS MODELS

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment whether the Ministry will consider pausing the introduction of sea space leases for next year to give smaller fish farms time to review their business models.   Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien: To grow our aquaculture industry, we encourage farms to adopt sustainable, high productivity farmContinue reading “APPEAL TO DELAY INTRODUCTION OF SEA SPACE LEASES TO GIVE SMALLER FISH FARMS TIME TO REVIEW BUSINESS MODELS”

EXISTING NUMBER OF VERTICAL FARMS BUILT AND EXPECTED NUMBER IN OPERATION BY 2030

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment (a) how many vertical farms have been built in Singapore so far; and (b) how many of such farms are expected to operate by 2030. Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien: The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) licenses farms for their farming activity and not on theContinue reading “EXISTING NUMBER OF VERTICAL FARMS BUILT AND EXPECTED NUMBER IN OPERATION BY 2030”

TAKE-UP RATES AMONG SMALLER BUSINESSES AND BUILDING OWNERS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY FUND AND GREEN MARK INCENTIVES COMPARED WITH LARGER BUSINESSES

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment (a) how do the take-up rates among smaller businesses and owners of small buildings for the Energy Efficiency Fund and Green Mark incentives compare with those for larger companies; and (b) whether the Government has studied the possibility of creating an additional grant tier to furtherContinue reading “TAKE-UP RATES AMONG SMALLER BUSINESSES AND BUILDING OWNERS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY FUND AND GREEN MARK INCENTIVES COMPARED WITH LARGER BUSINESSES”

IMPACT OF EXPORT CURBS ON SUPPLY OF KEY FOOD ITEMS TO SINGAPORE AND ON SINGAPORE’S “30 BY 30” FOOD PRODUCTION GOAL

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment (a) between 2018 and 2021, what is the amount (in tonnes) of live and chilled poultry imported into Singapore from each country or territory; and (b) what are the constraints to expanding the number of approved countries for poultry imports.  Mr Chua Kheng WeeContinue reading “IMPACT OF EXPORT CURBS ON SUPPLY OF KEY FOOD ITEMS TO SINGAPORE AND ON SINGAPORE’S “30 BY 30” FOOD PRODUCTION GOAL”

SINGAPOREAN AND PERMANENT RESIDENT HOUSEHOLDS WITH ELECTRICITY AND WATER BILLS IN ARREARS AT END OF 2019, 2020 AND 2021

Mr Pritam Singh asked the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment how many Singaporean and permanent resident households were in arrears of (i) at least three months and (ii) more than six months, with regard to their electricity and water bills respectively at the end of 2019, 2020 and 2021. Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien: There are aboutContinue reading “SINGAPOREAN AND PERMANENT RESIDENT HOUSEHOLDS WITH ELECTRICITY AND WATER BILLS IN ARREARS AT END OF 2019, 2020 AND 2021”

PUBLIC EDUCATION EFFORTS ON URGENCY OF SINGAPORE’S CLIMATE CHANGE GOALS

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment following the Government’s review of its climate change targets after the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), whether the Government will consider how it can enhance its public education efforts on the urgency of Singapore’s climate change imperatives and goals so that moreContinue reading “PUBLIC EDUCATION EFFORTS ON URGENCY OF SINGAPORE’S CLIMATE CHANGE GOALS”

ENABLE FAMILIES HOLDING FUNERAL WAKES TO SERVE CATERED FOOD AND DRINKS TO VISITORS

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment in view of the continuing re-calibration and relaxation of the COVID-19 control measures, whether the Government will enable families holding funeral wakes to serve catered food and drinks to visitors. Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien: Funeral events are not subjected to Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures to allowContinue reading “ENABLE FAMILIES HOLDING FUNERAL WAKES TO SERVE CATERED FOOD AND DRINKS TO VISITORS”