What's Next: March 4 , 2017

Delegates applauding during the opening of the fifth session of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on Friday (March 3).
Delegates applauding during the opening of the fifth session of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on Friday (March 3). PHOTO: EPA

National People's Congress to meet

The nearly 3,000-member National People's Congress will convene for its annual meeting tomorrow at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The body is largely a rubber stamp, though there have been moves to give it more oversight as part of President Xi Jinping's pledge to promote the "rule of law". The highlight will be a report delivered by Premier Li Keqiang on China's economic growth targets and the closely watched defence budget.

Singapore World Water Day launch

This year's Singapore World Water Day will be launched by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean at Marina Barrage today.

The theme this year is "Make Every Drop Count".

The month-long line-up of events includes roadshows and door-to-door outreach by uniformed student groups, as well as save-water competitions and rewards for households that reduce their water bills.

Sale launch of Grandeur Park project

The 720-unit Grandeur Park Residences will be launched for sale starting today. The private residential project is expected to draw strong buyers' interest given that some 10,000 people made their way to the showflat when it was opened two weeks ago. The development is a five-minute walk from Tanah Merah MRT station.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 04, 2017, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe