Manufacturing remains integral amid changes in economy: EDB

EDB managing director Chng Kai Fong says manufacturing bolsters Singapore's mature economy by adding diversity and complexity and that many of the skills needed can be picked up easily by workers, unlike in other sectors.
EDB managing director Chng Kai Fong says manufacturing bolsters Singapore's mature economy by adding diversity and complexity and that many of the skills needed can be picked up easily by workers, unlike in other sectors.ST FILE PHOTO

For all the increasingly sophisticated directions the economy is taking, manufacturing remains an integral part of the mix, according to the managing director of the Economic Development Board (EDB).

Mr Chng Kai Fong told The Straits Times in an interview marking his first year in the role last month that manufacturing strengthens Singapore's mature economy by adding diversity and complexity.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 08, 2019, with the headline 'Manufacturing remains integral amid changes in economy: EDB'. Subscribe