In the pipeline

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These are the plans by several agencies to renew the economy and provide opportunities for all.

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

• Reduce excessive focus onacademic results.

• Primary schools to get boost for arts, music, sports programmes.

• Greater emphasis on non-academic scores for admission to post-secondary institutions.

• More support for workers to upgrade know-how through SkillsFuture.



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MINISTRY OF MANPOWER

• Help for companies to strengthen Singaporean core.

• More support for workers to match skills to jobs.

• Re-employment age to go up from 65 to 67 by next year.

• Improvements to Central Provident Fund to be put in place.

• Silver Support Scheme to be rolled out for the elderly poor.


MINISTRY OF TRADEAND INDUSTRY

• Build on strengths in these sectors to support better jobs for Singaporeans:

- advanced manufacturing

- logistics and aerospace

- applied health sciences

- smart and sustainable urban solutions

• Nurture start-ups.

• Help small and medium-sized enterprises restructure and venture abroad.


MONETARY AUTHORITYOF SINGAPORE

• Use technology to boost efficiency, lower costs.

• Develop swift, secure digital and mobile payments.

NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION

• $19 billion to be set aside for Research, Innovation and Enterprise 2020 plan.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 20, 2016, with the headline 'In the pipeline'. Print Edition | Subscribe