MOF invites Singaporeans to give feedback in lead-up to Budget 2016 on March 24

Reach's Pre-Budget 2016 microsite, where the public can submit their views and suggestions.
Reach's Pre-Budget 2016 microsite, where the public can submit their views and suggestions. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM REACH.GOV.SG

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has invited Singaporeans to give their feedback in preparation for Budget 2016, which will be delivered by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on March 24.

"Individuals, households, and businesses are welcome to provide feedback on issues such as how we can best develop Singaporeans and help local companies grow through innovation and internationalisation," MOF said in a press release on Sunday (Jan 31).

The Budget 2016 website - www.singaporebudget.gov.sg - where the public can access the latest updates and find out more about the national budget process has also been launched.

Those interested to submit their views and suggestions can do so via the government feedback unit Reach's Pre-Budget 2016 microsite from Monday (Feb 1).

The feedback exercise will close on Feb 26.

MOF and Reach will also stage three Pre-Budget 2016 "listening points" across Singapore from Feb 17 to Feb 21.

Located at Raffles Place, Toa Payoh and Yew Tee, the public can share their views at these open booths.

The lead-up to Budget 2016 will also feature a Pre-Budget Conversation and Facebook Q&A session.

The Conversation, which Reach will hold on Feb 17, sees members of the public discussing their suggestions for the coming Budget and will be attended by Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law Indranee Rajah, as well as Reach chairman Sam Tan, the press release said.

 

It will be followed by the "live" Q&A session on Feb 22 from 12.30pm to 2pm, which chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Finance and Trade and Industry Liang Eng Hwa and GPC member Sun Xueling will host.

The public can join in the session on Reach's Facebook page.

They can also contribute on Twitter (@REACH_Singapore using the hashtag #SGBudget2016), via email at reach@reach.gov.sg, through Reach's toll-free hotline at 1800-353-555 or by SMSing 97732587.