In the pipeline

ST ILLUSTRATION: MIEL

Three ministries and the Public Service Division yesterday unveiled plans to work with Singaporeans and maintain their trust through good governance.

MINISTRY OF CULTURE, COMMUNITY AND YOUTH

• Deepen engagement efforts with Singaporeans online and offline• Continue to research, profile and preserve facets of Singapore's treasured heritage

• Continue to extend pathways to excel in the arts and sports

• Promote a culture of volunteerism in the young• Strengthen cooperation via Inter-Racial and Religious Confidence Circles• Improve sports infrastructure to boost access, including for persons with disabilities

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

Maintain prudent spending amid slower growth

• Continue targeting subsidies at the neediest

• Build up government revenues to meet the higher spending needs of an ageing population

• Support businesses to restructure, innovate and internationalise

• Review regulations to reduce compliance burden and costs for small companies

MINISTRY OF LAW

• Look into substantive reforms in civil and criminal law• Review copyright and design protection regimes

• Work with Singapore Land Authority to explore greater use of underground space• Introduce a more rehabilitative system to discharge bankrupts

PUBLIC SERVICE DIVISION,PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE

• Work with citizens to innovate and develop or review policies

• Improve inter-agency coordination and collaboration• Communicate policies more simply and clearly

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 23, 2016, with the headline 'In the pipeline'. Print Edition | Subscribe