REPORTS OF INSECT OR MOSQUITO BITES IN PROJECT WOLBACHIA AREAS

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis (Sengkang): Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. Like Member Ms Yeo Wan Ling, I also received similar feedback from some residents on the increasing prevalence of mosquitoes, which I presumed is due to the release of these male Wolbachia mosquitoes. My supplementary question is on how much the Ministry believes in the importance ofContinue reading “REPORTS OF INSECT OR MOSQUITO BITES IN PROJECT WOLBACHIA AREAS”

RATIO OF BICYCLE PARKING LOTS PER MRT STATION

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Transport (a) what is the current ratio of bicycle parking lots per MRT station; (b) what will this ratio be by 2025, when 3,000 more bicycle parking lots are provided; and (c) what is the Ministry’s target ratio and number of lots expected by 2040, as part ofContinue reading “RATIO OF BICYCLE PARKING LOTS PER MRT STATION”

PROPORTION OF NATURAL GAS USED FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION DERIVED FROM PIPED NATURAL GAS VERSUS SHIPPED LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Trade and Industry of the natural gas used for electricity generation in Singapore (a) what is the current proportion derived from piped natural gas versus shipped liquefied natural gas; and (b) what has been the year-to-date price change in fuel costs for each source of natural gas. MrContinue reading “PROPORTION OF NATURAL GAS USED FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION DERIVED FROM PIPED NATURAL GAS VERSUS SHIPPED LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS”

EXPECTED FULL COMPLETION AND CAPACITY OF CHANGI AIRPORT’S TERMINAL 5

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Transport (a) whether there are still provisions for the passenger handling capacity of Changi Airport’s Terminal 5 to reach 70 million passengers a year; and (b) when is full completion of Terminal 5 expected.  Mr S Iswaran: Pre-COVID-19, we had planned for Changi Airport Terminal 5 (T5) to haveContinue reading “EXPECTED FULL COMPLETION AND CAPACITY OF CHANGI AIRPORT’S TERMINAL 5”

ASSESSING SUFFICIENCY OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THOSE DEEMED MEDICALLY UNFIT FOR EMPLOYMENT

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Social and Family Development whether there are any ongoing reviews to assess whether the current level of financial support is sufficient for those who are deemed medically unfit for employment but are well enough to perform most Activities of Daily Living. Mr Masagos Zulkifli B M M: MSF regularlyContinue reading “ASSESSING SUFFICIENCY OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THOSE DEEMED MEDICALLY UNFIT FOR EMPLOYMENT”

PARTICIPATION OF AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATES IN IN-PERSON INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE OPPORTUNITIES IN LAST FIVE YEARS

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Education for local undergraduates at the Autonomous Universities, what is the proportion of students who have participated in in-person international exposure opportunities such as student exchange programmes and overseas internships in each year over the last five years. Mr Chan Chun Sing: The Autonomous Universities (AUs) provide opportunities forContinue reading “PARTICIPATION OF AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATES IN IN-PERSON INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE OPPORTUNITIES IN LAST FIVE YEARS”

IMPACT OF CHANGE IN PRIMARY 1 REGISTRATION FRAMEWORK ON NUMBER AND PROPORTION OF STUDENTS OBTAINING PLACES IN SCHOOLS WITHIN ONE AND TWO KILOMETRES OF RESIDENCE

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Education (a) for Primary schools that required balloting in 2021 and 2022, since the changes to the Primary 1 Registration Framework, what is the change in number and proportion of students who have obtained a place in a Primary school residing (i) within one kilometre and (ii) within twoContinue reading “IMPACT OF CHANGE IN PRIMARY 1 REGISTRATION FRAMEWORK ON NUMBER AND PROPORTION OF STUDENTS OBTAINING PLACES IN SCHOOLS WITHIN ONE AND TWO KILOMETRES OF RESIDENCE”

“RIGHT TO REPAIR” FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) whether the Government will consider legislation for “right to repair” for electronic devices to ensure that manufacturers provide practical means for owners to repair their devices; and (b) if not, why. Mr Gan Kim Yong: “Right-to-repair” is a nascent issue and the aim and scopeContinue reading ““RIGHT TO REPAIR” FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES”

EXPECTED COMPLETION DATE FOR THIRD RUNWAY AT CHANGI AIRPORT AND IMPACT ON PASSENGER AND FLIGHT HANDLING CAPACITIES

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Transport what is the expected completion date for the third runway at Changi Airport and the impact on passenger capacity as well as flight handling capacity upon completion. Mr S Iswaran: Changi Airport will be operational with three runways by the latter half of this decade. This will increaseContinue reading “EXPECTED COMPLETION DATE FOR THIRD RUNWAY AT CHANGI AIRPORT AND IMPACT ON PASSENGER AND FLIGHT HANDLING CAPACITIES”

IMPACT OF INDIA’S RICE EXPORT BAN AND THAILAND AND VIETNAM’S PLANS TO RAISE RICE EXPORT PRICES

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) what is the Government’s assessment on the impact of India’s rice export ban and plans by Thailand and Vietnam to raise export prices for rice; and (b) what measures are being considered to mitigate the impact on rice imports by Singapore. Mr Gan Kim Yong: TheContinue reading “IMPACT OF INDIA’S RICE EXPORT BAN AND THAILAND AND VIETNAM’S PLANS TO RAISE RICE EXPORT PRICES”