Private-hire, taxi trade must be seen to be doing more after receiving additional Covid-19 aid

Govt emergency aid has been generous but issues of fairer burden-sharing and sustainability need to be addressed

This week, the Singapore Government announced a $112 million financial aid package for the taxi and private-hire industry - its third round of such aid since the Covid-19 pandemic hit early this year.

In total, more than $300 million has been doled out.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 19, 2020, with the headline 'Private-hire, taxi trade needs long-term fix'. Print Edition | Subscribe