21 May '11, 3pm

Climate change, water security among Dr Balakrishnan's priorities

Climate change, water security among Dr Balakrishnan's priorities

SINGAPORE: New Minister for Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan said he will focus his attention on climate change, water security and environmental safety. In his first public remarks about his new portfolio, Dr Balakrishnan noted on his blog on Wednesday that Singaporeans have a growing interest in environmental issues, and there will be many opportunities for public consultation. There will also be scope for new solutions that Singapore can pioneer. Dr Balakrishnan had served the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports for seven years. He describes his time in that posting as an exciting and deeply fulfilling journey, and paid tribute to those he had worked with. Dr Balakrishnan expressed confidence in the new team led by Acting Minister Chan Chun Sing, and Minister of State Halimah Yacob and Senior Parliamentary Secretary Sam Tan.

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