Ng Eng Hen: Ministries to announce action plans to minimise disruptions due to haze

All Government ministries will be announcing action plans this week to help minimise the disruption that the haze can cause to the lives of Singaporeans.

Chairman of the haze inter-ministerial taskforce Dr Ng Eng Hen said at a press conference on Monday evening that there is likely be a slowdown and disruptions to services as workers need to take more breaks if they are working in hazy conditions.

The action plans of ministries are important to help ensure that life goes on as normal as possible despite possible disruptions, said Dr Ng who is also Defence Minister.

Dr Ng said for example that the National Environment Agency is looking into the scenario of garbage collectors having to take more breaks to rest because of poor air quality.