24 Dec '11, 12pm

Managing flash floods is PUB's priority: CEO

Managing flash floods is PUB's priority: CEO

SINGAPORE: PUB's new chief executive is no stranger to water security. As navy chief, Chew Men Leong played a pivotal role as guardian of Singapore's coastal waters. Now, as PUB chief executive, he is now in charge of the country's precious resource - water. He said: "One of the important focus here in PUB is how to strike a balance between maintaining our complex system at a high level of operational effectiveness and efficiency, while keeping an eye on the long term future. "In this aspect, I have, in some sense, a good level of experience in the navy that also deals with the same kind of balancing." 44-year-old Mr Chew joined PUB as its designated head in July, calling it "a rather exciting time." He said: "We just handed over the infrastructure back to Malaysia, under the 1961 water agreement. And that in itself is quite an important event because it shows that as we h...

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Flash floods hit several areas in Singapore

Flash floods hit several areas in Singapore

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PUB on track to completing flood sensor network

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