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GreenGov.SG, the public sector’s new sustainability movement, was officially launched today by Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment (MSE), at the Partners for the Environment (PFE) Forum held during Climate Action Week 2021. This movement is a key enabler of the national sustainability agenda mapped out in the Singapore Green Plan 2030. Under GreenGov.SG, the …

Phoenix Residential Pte Ltd and Phoenix Commercial Pte Ltd (“the Borrowers”), both 70:30 joint ventures between Allgreen Properties Ltd and Kerry Properties Ltd, have secured a S$861.75 million green loan from DBS Bank, Maybank and OCBC Bank to finance a mixed-use development project in Pasir Ris in Singapore. This is the maiden green loan for …

 CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has launched discoverasr.com, unifying its separate brand websites1 on one single global online travel booking platform. discoverasr.com provides guests with one-stop access to Ascott’s more than 400 serviced apartments, coliving spaces and hotels with a total of about 77,000 units, across more than 130 cities in over 30 countries. This includes …

Grab Singapore today announced its 2030 Transport Sustainability Goal, where it has committed to operate via a full fleet running on cleaner energy by 2030. This goal is set as part of the broader GrabForGood initiative that seeks to positively impact three core groups – People, Partners and the Planet. As one of its first …

Project Wolbachia – Singapore has achieved up to 98 per cent suppression of the urban Aedes aegypti mosquito population and 88 percent fewer dengue cases at existing study sites in Yishun, Tampines, Choa Chu Kang and Bukit Batok towns. From the fourth quarter of 2021, male Wolbachia-carrying Aedes aegypti (Wolbachia-Aedes) mosquitoes will be released in selected residential estates and construction sites within study areas. The aim is …

The Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS), a cluster of the National Parks Board (NParks), is launching a second public consultation before finalising the revised licensing conditions for the dog breeders and pet boarders. These revised conditions follow months of engagement and finetuning with the industry stakeholders, to ensure that these conditions can be implemented effectively. …

Image: (L-R) Assoc Prof Eric Yap from LKCMedicine, who is the Medical Director of the new lab, with co-founders of Pathnova Laboratories, Emeritus Professor Chan Soh Ha and Dr Ian Cheong.  NTU Singapore and Pathnova Laboratories, a medical diagnostic company backed by Temasek Life Sciences Accelerator and headquartered in Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, is contributing to Singapore’s …

Professor David Lo and Associate Professor Akshat Kumar from the School of Computing and Information Systems (SCIS) have been recognised for their outstanding contributions and accomplishments in the fields of software engineering and artificial intelligence respectively. Professor David Lo has been awarded the 2021 IEEE CS TCSE Distinguished Service Award for his extensive and outstanding …

Envision Digital and ST Engineering MOU Ceremony

Envision Digital International Pte Ltd (“Envision Digital”), a global net zero partner and Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) technology leader with headquarters in Singapore, and ST Engineering have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly build an end-to-end net zero carbon urban infrastructure solution for the public and commercial sectors. The collaboration will see the two companies …

As part of Singapore’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will top up the MaritimeSG Together Package by S$3.5 million to continue supporting the hardest hit sectors in the maritime industry. This brings the cumulative amount of support to more than S$36 million. A 50% office rental rebate …