IMPACT OF MALAYSIA’S RENEWABLE ENERGY EXPORTS BAN ON SINGAPORE’S ENERGY SECURITY STRATEGIES

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) whether Malaysia’s ban on renewable energy exports will prevent Singapore from importing renewable energy from other countries in the region like Thailand and Laos through existing powerlines in Malaysia; and (b) whether Singapore is in talks with Malaysia to consider joint renewable energy projectsContinue reading “IMPACT OF MALAYSIA’S RENEWABLE ENERGY EXPORTS BAN ON SINGAPORE’S ENERGY SECURITY STRATEGIES”

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”

CURRENT AND FUTURE EFFORTS IN PULAU UBIN CONSERVATION PROJECT

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for National Development (a) what are the current measures of success for the ongoing Ubin Project to conserve and sensitively enhance the island; and (b) what are the future plans to conserve and preserve the island. Mr Desmond Lee: The Ubin Project was initiated in 2014 to preserve the island’sContinue reading “CURRENT AND FUTURE EFFORTS IN PULAU UBIN CONSERVATION PROJECT”

EFFORTS TO SPEED UP PROCESSING OF INCREASED PASSPORT APPLICATIONS IN PAST FEW MONTHS

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Home Affairs in view of the spike in the number of Singaporeans applying for new passports in the past few months, what efforts are being made by ICA to speed up the current processing of passport applications. Mr K Shanmugam: There was an increase in processing time, earlier thisContinue reading “EFFORTS TO SPEED UP PROCESSING OF INCREASED PASSPORT APPLICATIONS IN PAST FEW MONTHS”

CAUSE OF DROP IN VOLUME OF SINGAPORE’S BUNKER FUEL SALES IN FIRST QUARTER OF 2022

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Transport whether the fall in the volume of Singapore’s bunker fuel sales in the first quarter of 2022 was due to supply chain delays in shipping. Mr S Iswaran: Bunker sale volumes have declined by 12% from 12.8 million tonnes in the first quarter of 2021 to 11.3Continue reading “CAUSE OF DROP IN VOLUME OF SINGAPORE’S BUNKER FUEL SALES IN FIRST QUARTER OF 2022”

RULES FOR LARGE CYCLING GROUPS ON ROADS

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Transport whether larger cycling groups are allowed or encouraged to conduct their rides in multiple groups of five cyclists in single file, or 10 cyclists riding abreast, following at a distance while travelling on the same route and at the same time. Mr S Iswaran: Under the Road TrafficContinue reading “RULES FOR LARGE CYCLING GROUPS ON ROADS”

TOTAL AMOUNT OF QUARANTINE ORDER ALLOWANCE DISTRIBUTED TO AFFECTED PERSONS SINCE 2 NOVEMBER 2021

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Health what is the total amount of Quarantine Order Allowance that has been distributed to affected persons since 2 November 2021. Mr Ong Ye Kung: Between 2 November 2021 and 30 April 2022, $19.35 million had been distributed to eligible applicants under the Quarantine Order Allowance (QOA) Scheme.  MinistryContinue reading “TOTAL AMOUNT OF QUARANTINE ORDER ALLOWANCE DISTRIBUTED TO AFFECTED PERSONS SINCE 2 NOVEMBER 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”

INCIDENCE OF LONG COVID AMIDST RECOVERED SINGAPOREANS

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Health in view of the large number of COVID-19 cases who have since recovered from an acute infection (a) whether the Ministry will publish its study on the prevalence and effects of long COVID in Singapore; and (b) whether the Ministry will offer dedicated long COVID clinics orContinue reading “INCIDENCE OF LONG COVID AMIDST RECOVERED SINGAPOREANS”