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International panel submits report on transboundary pollution and haze

Published on Aug 25, 2014 4:25 PM
 
Haze shrouds the skyline from Marina Bay Sands to the new stadium being built in Kallang in the afternoon on April 22, 2014. An international panel set up by the Government in March to advise it on transboundary pollution issues, including the haze, has submitted its report. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - An international panel set up by the Government in March to advise it on transboundary pollution issues, including the haze, has submitted its report.

On Monday, the Environment and Water Resources Ministry (MEWR) said the eight-member panel provided a detailed analysis of options Singapore can turn to to tackle the haze, including "possible cooperative measures and international legal options".

It also gave its views on the Transboundary Haze Pollution Bill passed in parliament last month, and examined the norms and principles of international law relating to transboundary pollution.

The Government is studying the confidential report and does not plan to publish recommendations from it, a MEWR spokesman said. He added that many of the recommendations are cooperative in nature, and will mean Singapore working together with Indonesia and other countries in the region.

 
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