UN talks on ocean life start today
It took a decade to get to the negotiating table, and could take another to finish the job, but United Nations talks in New York to safeguard ocean life will finally begin today, the first of four two-week sessions scheduled through the end of next year. The preparatory committee's meeting aims to make recommendations on an agreement to conserve and maintain sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.
Watermark winners to be announced
National water agency PUB will announce today the winners of this year's Watermark Award. Three champions for water sustainability will be recognised for their outstanding contributions and commitments. The annual award, first given out in 2007, recognises organisations and individuals for their contributions towards protecting and educating others about Singapore's water resources.
Post-Budget visit to factory
Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will be visiting Feinmetall Singapore's factory in Marsiling today as part of the post-Budget engagements with the business sector.
At Feinmetall, Mr Heng will be learning more about the company's operations, as well as its partnership with the industry body, the Singapore Precision Engineering and Tooling Association.