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Singapore 'will continue growing energy and chemicals sectors': PM Lee

Published on Jan 8, 2014 11:53 AM

Singapore will continue to support the growth of its energy and chemicals sectors as it seeks to keep its status as the region's leading player amid new challenges, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday.

The Republic will upgrade facilities and infrastructure on Jurong Island, improve the skills of the country's workforce and adopt strategies to tackle climate change.

Mr Lee said: "Energy and chemicals contribute a third of our manufacturing output, with many spillover effects... Many Singaporeans have built successful careers in this industry here and overseas."

He was speaking at the opening of the multi-billion dollar expansion of ExxonMobil's chemical plant on Jurong Island on Wednesday morning.

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