VTLs to be economic lifeline for S'pore in 2022 despite temporary setback: Analysts

Economists estimate that as many as 125,000 foreign workers are likely to pass through Singapore’s vaccinated travel lanes. PHOTO: STRATEGIC MARINE
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SINGAPORE - The easing of border controls will be crucial to keep the economy chugging along and create more jobs next year when manufacturing, the main pillar of growth in the past two years, is likely to lose some steam.

Temporary setbacks such as the recent freezing of quarantine-free vaccinated travel lanes (VTLs) are likely to haunt Singapore's reopening plans through winter when Covid-19 infection rates typically surge.

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