Veteran's experience can help in greening of Singapore

Mr Abdul Hamid Mohd, director of arboriculture in the Streetscape Division of NParks, will turn 62 this year but will get to work an extra year under the Public Service's move to raise the retirement age to 63 from July 1 this year. "If we are physic
Mr Abdul Hamid Mohd, director of arboriculture in the Streetscape Division of NParks, will turn 62 this year but will get to work an extra year under the Public Service's move to raise the retirement age to 63 from July 1 this year. "If we are physically and mentally healthy and we wish to continue working, then we should be allowed to," he said. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
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After a career with the National Parks Board (NParks) spanning 35 years, Mr Abdul Hamid Mohd feels he still has more to offer to keep Singapore green.

The 61-year-old started working as an assistant curator at the then Parks and Recreation Department in 1985. He is now the director of arboriculture in the Streetscape Division, where he leads a team of skilled arborists to manage urban trees and ensure that they are growing well.

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