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With effect from 30 July 2021, the new environmental sanitation regime will be progressively rolled out to higher-risk premises with immuno-vulnerable occupants and premises with high footfall. These premises include eldercare, youth and social service facilities, preschools, schools, food centres and markets, and coffeeshops. This staggered roll-out provides premises owners and operators more time to …

To support the next wave of 5G growth, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is seeking views from the public and industry on the potential use and allocation of the 2.1 GHz spectrum band for 5G in Singapore. The band is currently used for 3G services and will expire at the end of 2021. IMDA …

Last December 2020, the Government released the Research, Innovation, and Enterprise (RIE) 2025 plan, laying out the country’s scientific and digital ambitions for the next five years. With its whopping S$25 billion budget, the RIE2025 represents Singapore’s most ambitious R&D programme to date. Building upon RIE2020’s legacy, the new plan will continue to focus on and expand …

With Singapore entering Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) period from 22 July to 18 August 2021, taxi and private hire car (PHC) ridership is expected to decline significantly due to tighter safe management measures. Based on the experience from the last Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) period from 16 May to 13 June 2021, ridership will take …

The SG Together Alliance for Action (AfA) – Online Ordering for Hawkers has appointed representatives from the hawker community, industry, and government agencies, to lead efforts to help hawkers benefit from going online. The 20-member AfA, comprises members representing hawkers, online ordering platforms, community groups running ground-up initiatives like group buy and ‘dapao’ platforms, and others. …

With more people turning to the virtual world amid Covid-19, the issue of online harms, particularly against women and girls, has become increasingly prevalent. In response to these growing challenges, DBS, the Singapore Judiciary, and the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) are jointly organising a community hackathon to generate innovative solutions for safer and …

As cities worldwide expand their networks of cycling paths and more cyclists take to the streets, the chances of cycling accidents and potential collisions increase as well, underscoring the need for proper cycling safety in dense urban areas. A team of researchers from NTU’s School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, in collaboration with French specialty …

The Social Service Research Centre (SSR) at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is aiming to ramp up practice research capabilities of social service agencies in Singapore. It has received a S$1.4 million boost from the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and Tote Board for a Capability Development Programme …

Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp), through its waste management business SembWaste, today launched Singapore’s first solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging hub at its Tuas depot. The launch ceremony was officiated this morning by Guest of Honour, Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Transport. Mr Ng Lang, Chief Executive of the Land Transport Authority (LTA), was also present to …

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has launched the Electric Vehicle Common Charger Grant (ECCG) to encourage the installation of electric vehicle (EV) chargers in non-landed private residences[1] (NLPRs), such as condominiums and private apartments.   Announced by Minister for Transport Mr S Iswaran today, the grant will co-fund installation costs of 2,000 EV chargers at NLPRs, …