21 Apr '11, 4am

Foreign workers help to create more good jobs for Singaporeans: PM

Foreign workers help to create more good jobs for Singaporeans: PM

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that by allowing the controlled entry of foreign workers, Singapore has attracted one of the largest investments in the country and created more jobs for Singaporeans. Mr Lee said this during a speech at the opening of chipmakers Intel and Micron's joint venture manufacturing plant IM Flash Singapore Nand Flash Wafer Fab on Thursday. The 300 millimetre NAND facility is a first in Singapore and is one of the largest investments at US$3 billion. The plant manufactures NAND flash memory chips using the 25 nanometre process technology that are used in smartphones and tablets. Mr Lee said it is expected to bring significant spinoffs to supporting industries. Currently, IM Flash Singapore employs 1,200 workers of which six in 10 are Singaporeans and permanent residents (PRs), while four in 10 are foreigners "Without the foreign work...

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