27 Jun '11, 2am

S'pore govt will commit S$400 mil to spearhead research and development (R&D) in #urban sustainability #greenery

SINGAPORE: The government will commit S$400 million to spearhead research and development (R&D) in urban sustainability. This was announced at the first ever Urban Sustainability Research and Development Congress on Monday morning. The congress will see some 800 participants from government agencies, research institutes and the private sector discuss R&D responses to urban sustainability challenges. The congress will bring together 12 government agencies, which will discuss R&D priorities in five key areas including Sustainable Urban Living, and Urban Ecology and Food. Opening the congress, Minister of State for National Development and Manpower, Tan Chuan-Jin, said one of the key challenges facing Singapore is creating sustainable urban living given our space constraints. "Every year, we have many young Singaporeans coming out into the workhouse, setting up families and w...

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