25 Jan '11, 11pm

Space, the next economic frontier for Singapore

SINGAPORE - There are opportunities for Singapore in the space industry. This possibility was sounded out yesterday by Mr Sam Tan, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts. He was speaking at the Global Space and Technology Convention. Citing the emergence of Asia as a hub for space-related industries, Mr Tan said there is great potential for Singapore to carve a key role for itself. Singapore, he said, has a pro-business environment, with a market and technologically-savvy workforce which has helped to draw corporations dealing in space-related services here. These include satellite service providers such as Arianespace, SpotImage and GeoEye. Singapore is also making investments to build a highly-skilled workforce for the fledging space industry here. Mr Tan said the Nanyang Technologica...

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