Budget 2016 to be delivered at 3.30pm in Parliament on March 24

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat is due to due to deliver his first Budget speech in Parliament.
Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat is due to due to deliver his first Budget speech in Parliament. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will deliver his maiden Budget speech in Parliament on Thursday (March 24) at 3.30pm.

In a press release on Sunday (March 20), the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said real-time updates of key announcements will be posted on MOF's Facebook page and Twitter account, while the public is encouraged to use the hashtag #SGBudget2016 to view Budget-related tweets and postings.

A live webcast of the speech will be made available on the Singapore Budget website, and can be viewed from the Singapore Budget mobile app.

Mr Heng's speech will also be broadcast live over Channel NewsAsia with Mandarin interpretation on dual sound mode, as well as over the radio on 938Live.


MOF has also engaged the Singapore Association for the Deaf to provide simultaneous sign language interpretation.

Those who wish to receive the full Budget Statement via email after its delivery can visit the Singapore Budget website and subscribe to the mailing list.

The service is free and is available from now till Wednesday (March 23).

Members of the public can submit their views on the announced Budget initiatives through the various feedback channels that will be made available.

Reach, the government feedback agency for engaging and connecting with Singaporeans, will organise a post-Budget public forum on the evening of March 30 with Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law Indranee Rajah and Reach chairman Sam Tan to discuss the announced Budget measures.

There will be a live Facebook chat - hosted by MPs Baey Yam Keng, Amrin Amin and Sun Xueling - on the Reach Facebook page for the public to share their feedback at 7.30pm on March 31.

Reach listening points at three locations are also available for the public to air their views.

For more details, email reach@reach.gov.sg or visit Reach's Budget 2016 microsite.