PUB celebrates 50 years of overseeing Singapore's water systems

(From left) PUB chairman Tan Gee Paw; former PUB chairman Lee Ek Tieng; Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan; Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and labour chief Lim Swee Say; Ministry of Environment and Water R
(From left) PUB chairman Tan Gee Paw; former PUB chairman Lee Ek Tieng; Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan; Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and labour chief Lim Swee Say; Ministry of Environment and Water Resources permanent secretary Choi Shing Kwok and PUB chief executive Chew Men Leong at a celebration dinner for PUB's 50th anniversary, which was celebrated on Saturday, Oct 26, 2013. -- PHOTO: PUB

National agency PUB celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday.

A celebration dinner was held at Resorts World Sentosa, attended by Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan.

Formed on 1 May 1963, the PUB was set up as a statutory board to oversee the provision of water, electricity and gas here.

It was reconstituted in 2001 to become Singapore's national water agency, overseeing the water supply system, drainage system, used water system and water reclamation.