Manufacturing remains an integral part of the economy mix: EDB

Manufacturing accounts for about 20 per cent of the economy and 14 per cent of jobs in Singapore, said Economic Development Board managing director Chng Kai Fong.
Manufacturing accounts for about 20 per cent of the economy and 14 per cent of jobs in Singapore, said Economic Development Board managing director Chng Kai Fong.ST PHOTO: YEN MENG JIIN

SINGAPORE - For all the increasingly sophisticated directions the economy is taking, manufacturing remains an integral part of the mix, said Economic Development Board (EDB) managing director Chng Kai Fong.

Mr Chng told The Straits Times, in an interview last month (December) that marks his first year in the role, that manufacturing strengthens Singapore's mature economy by adding diversity and complexity.

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