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New facility will integrate innovative automated technologies to achieve scalability, to enable the National Environment Agency (NEA) to expand male mosquito releases for Project Wolbachia – Singapore to more neighbourhoods over the next few years. Climate change is anticipated to worsen the spread of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue. It facilitates the spread of mosquito vectors, viruses and epidemics. …

The Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO) and National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) last 30 November 2019 to formalise collaborations to equip workers with knowledge and skills for the digital economy and to engage Singaporeans in the co-creation of Smart Nation initiatives and digital government services. The MOU was …

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has been recognised for its outstanding engineering feat in the development of Semakau Landfill. The 2019 Hassib J. Sabbagh Award for Engineering Construction Excellence, by the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) was presented to NEA at an award ceremony held this evening (23 Nov) in Melbourne, Australia. This prestigious …

Enterprises in ASEAN will soon benefit from a new intellectual property (IP) cooperation signed between Singapore and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos). This will allow innovative enterprises swifter access to a combined market of some 12.5 million people across both countries. A Memorandum of Cooperation was signed today by Dr Khanlasy Keobounphanh, Director General …

Singapore grabs the 11th spot in FlightNetwork’s recent list, The World’s 50 Most Beautiful Cities. The Rankings The following are the top 20 cities according to the list: 1 Paris 11 Singapore 2 New York 12 Lisbon 3 London 13 Amsterdam 4 Venice 14 Prague 5 Vancouver 15 Rio de Janeiro 6 Barcelona 16 Budapest …

The sixth edition of the Singapore Media Festival (SMF) opened on 21 November with the highly-anticipated Singapore premiere of the 30th Singapore International Film Festival’s opening film, Wet Season. Held at the iconic Capitol Theatre, the opening event’s red carpet was led by award-winning Singapore filmmaker Anthony Chen, along with cast members Yeo Yann Yann, Yang Shi …

The EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) will enter into force on 21 November 2019. Following the Council of the European Union (EU)’s approval on 8 November 2019, the EU and Singapore expeditiously completed their remaining processes to bring the agreement into effect. Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations S Iswaran said, …

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) announced today that the Singapore economy is expected to grow by “0.5 to 1.0 per cent” in 2019 and by “0.5 to 2.5 per cent” in 2020. Economic Performance in Third Quarter 2019 The Singapore economy grew by 0.5 per cent on a year-on-year basis in the third …

Singapore outlined plans, today, to establish itself as a global hub for developing, test-bedding, deploying, and scaling AI solutions, as part of its National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy. This was announced by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Initiative and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Republic of Singapore, at the opening session of the …

First bank in Singapore and Southeast Asia to go the extra mile; contributing to Singapore’s position as global financial centre for infrastructure projects. As part of its ongoing efforts in promoting responsible financing, DBS has become the first bank in Singapore and South East Asia to adopt the Equator Principles. The Equator Principles (EPs) is …