Six ministries and agencies have unveiled plans to harness information technology and transform Singapore's landscape.
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONSAND INFORMATION
• New Government Technology Organisation will focus on building talent and delivering digital services.
• New Info-communications Media Development Authority will better manage the sector.
• New National Cyber Security Strategy will strengthen IT security, with a Cyber Security Bill to be passed to give the authorities more power to do so.
• New Constitutional Gallery in the National Gallery will display key constitutional documents.
• National Reading Movement will be started to promote reading.
MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND WATER RESOURCES
• Reduce air pollution with tighter emissions standards.
• Strengthen regulations on food hygiene.
• Tap innovative technology to cope with increased waste management needs.
• Help industries reduce their carbon footprint and become more water- and energy-efficient.
• Review the Water Master Plan to ensure a reliable, sustainable water supply.
• Expand the ABC Waters Programme which turns water bodies into recreational spaces.
• Strengthen the role of hawker centres in the community.
MINISTRY OF NATIONALDEVELOPMENT
• Make sure young couples and the lower-income get the help they need to own their homes.
• The elderly to get help moving about more easily at home and in estates.
• Encourage inter-generational bonding by locating childcare and eldercare centres together.
• Bring more greenery to residents.
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
• Keep air and sea hubs competitive with major projects.
• Go car-light, with the planned North-South Expressway becoming part of a North-South Corridor with express bus lanes and a cycling trunk route to city.
• Encourage a shift to public transport by expanding capacity and improving rail reliability.
• Make it easier to walk and cycle, with more covered walkways and dedicated cycling paths.
• Keep elderly and young pedestrians safe with more "silver zones" and "school zones".
NATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE SECRETARIAT
• Reduce Singapore's emissions intensity - greenhouse gas emissions per dollar of GDP - by 36 per cent from 2005 levels, by 2030.
• Stabilise greenhouse gas emissions, with the aim of getting them to peak around 2030 and then fall (the 2030 peak is a target rather than a prediction).
• Promote green economic growth. Government to take the lead, with public sector energy and water efficiency targets.
SMART NATION PROGRAMME OFFICE
• Pilot to test smart home technology in Yuhua.
• Use mobile apps and data to help commuters.
• Make more government dataavailable.