SINGAPORE - Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will deliver Singapore's Budget statement for this year on Feb 19 at 3.30pm in Parliament.
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) and government feedback unit Reach said in a statement on Monday (Feb 12) that a live webcast of the Budget Speech will be available on the Singapore Budget website.
MOF is partnering the Singapore Association for the Deaf to provide simultaneous sign language interpretation of the speech on the website.
In addition, there will be real-time updates of key announcements from the speech on the MOF Facebook page and Twitter account.
The public may use the hashtag #SGBudget2018 to view Budget-related tweets and postings.
The speech will also be broadcast live on Channel NewsAsia and 938Now, on the Channel NewsAsia website, and on Mediacorp's Toggle.
The public can also subscribe to the Budget statement mailing list to receive the full Budget statement via e-mail after it has been delivered. They can sign up for the service from now till Feb 15.
There are various feedback channels for the public to submit their views on the announced Budget measures after the speech has been delivered.
These channels include the Singapore Budget website, Reach discussion forum, Reach Budget microsite, Reach Singapore Facebook page and Reach's toll-free hotline on 1800-353-5555.
Reach will also be organising a Budget 2018 Conversation on Feb 20, which will be hosted by Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance Indranee Rajah and Reach chairman Sam Tan.
Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim will chair the Reach-Berita Harian Budget 2018 Conversation in Malay on Feb 28.
The public can also participate in a Budget 2018 Facebook Q&A session on the Reach Facebook page on March 1 from 8pm to 9pm.
To provide feedback in person, the public can visit Reach's Listening Points at several booths across the island on various days from Feb 21 to March 4. Some of these booths are at One Raffles Place, River Hongbao Pets Fiesta at The Float @ Marina Bay and Teck Whye Market Square.
For more details, e-mail Reach at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Reach Budget 2018 microsite.
The Straits Times will be covering the Budget live. Get real-time updates and watch live streaming at www.straitstimes.com. There will also be videos explaining key Budget announcements as well as a special-edition Budget e-mail newsletter. Visit ST's Budget microsite at str.sg/budget2018 for more Budget stories.