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PM: S'pore can learn from other cities to cope with new environmental challenges

Published on Jun 1, 2014 8:18 PM
 
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivers a speech during the 20th International Conference on the Future of Asia in Tokyo on May 22, 2014. Improving Singapore is a "journey without end", and the island-state can learn from other cities as new challenges emerge, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday evening. -- PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - Improving Singapore is a "journey without end", and the island-state can learn from other cities as new challenges emerge, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday evening.

He was speaking at the opening of the World Cities Summit, Singapore International Water Week and CleanEnviro Summit at Marina Bay Sands.

"People's expectations are rising," he said. "Other cities continue to move ahead, developing innovative solutions and setting new standards."

In the past two years alone, PM Lee pointed out, more than 100 million people - or 20 times the population of Singapore - have moved to cities, and 70 per cent of the world's population is expected to live in cities by 2050.

 
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