06 Jul '11, 12am

Singapore on track to meet water needs: By Jessica Cheam , Environment Correspondent Singapore's water demand is...

Singapore on track to meet water needs: By Jessica Cheam , Environment Correspondent Singapore's water demand is...

At the ground-breaking ceremony of the Tuaspring plant yesterday were (from left) PUB chairman Tan Gee Paw, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivan Balakrishnan, Hyflux CEO Olivia Lum and Mr Gay Chee Cheong, non-executive independent director at Hyflux. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG SINGAPORE yesterday took a big step towards becoming self-sufficient in water as work began on its second and largest desalination plant. The $890 million plant in Tuas, which begins operations in July 2013, will triple the Republic's water desalination capacity. That will bring Singapore closer to its goal of supplying 30 per cent of its water needs from desalination by 2061. The Tuaspring plant is built by home-grown firm Hyflux, which also runs SingSpring in Tuas, Singapore's first desalination plant which was completed in 2005. Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony yesterday,...

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