03 Feb '11, 6am

The upcoming Budget will continue to emphasise growing and transforming the Singapore economy: PM Lee.

The upcoming Budget will continue to emphasise growing and transforming the Singapore economy: PM Lee.

'It's an essential service - the rest of us are enjoying the festival, and being with our families, but they're working hard, keeping Singapore clean, keeping our systems going,' Mr Lee said of his visit. -- PHOTO: SPH THE upcoming Budget will continue to emphasise growing and transforming the Singapore economy and enabling all Singaporeans to have the skills and ability to do better for themselves, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Thursday. 'Especially at the lower end, if we want to uplift people, the best way is to uplift their skills and redesign their jobs and improve what workers are able to do,' he added. Mr Lee was speaking to reporters at the Bukit Merah depot of waste management company SembWaste on the first day of the Chinese New Year, when he traditionally visits workers who perform essential duties to thank them for keeping Singapore going when most peo...

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