Rigorous selection process for infrastructure projects funded through SINGA borrowing: DPM Heng

Singapore will be able to borrow to pay for major infrastructure projects, such as new MRT lines, through borrowing. The Significant Infrastructure Government Loan Bill (SINGA) was passed in Parliament on May 10. Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said the projects will go through a rigorous selection process before they can be funded through borrowing. He was responding to questions about safeguards to ensure sustainable spending. To prevent excessive burden on future generations, loans raised under SINGA cannot exceed S$90 billion.

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Technology, innovation and enterprise key to Singapore’s economic development: DPM Heng

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat has said that technology, innovation and enterprise are key to Singapore’s sustainable economic development. Speaking at a virtual innovation festival, he added that adapting quickly is also vital. The iLab festival attracted 27 start-ups from across the region.

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DPM Heng conferred NTUC’s top May Day honour

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat was conferred the top May Day Award for 2021 to recognise his contribution to workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. He was among 142 other union leaders and tripartite partners recognised by the labour movement at its annual award ceremony. The Medal of Honour presented to Mr Heng is only for those who have rendered distinguished service. As Finance Minister, he came up with policies to help workers upskill and get jobs. NTUC president Mary Liew applauded tripartite groups for sticking together through the crisis.

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A look at DPM Heng’s 10 years in politics

In response to Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat’s letter which detailed his reasons for stepping aside, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong thanked him for his years of service. Mr Lee also commended his exceptional work as Finance Minister. Mr Heng held various positions in public service for nearly 30 years, before joining politics in 2011.

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DPM Heng steps aside as leader of PAP 4G team

Singapore’s ruling party will have to choose a new successor to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat has decided to step aside as the leader of the fourth-generation leadership team. Mr Heng feels that the next prime minister should have a sufficiently long runway, a situation that is not helped by the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Singapore DPM Heng Swee Keat steps aside as leader of fourth-generation team

Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat is stepping aside as leader of the fourth-generation ministers. This means he will no longer be the prime minister-in-waiting. The 59-year old said he wants to make way for a younger leader, with a longer runway, to take over the reins. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he accepts Mr Heng’s decision, adding that he intends to announce the next Cabinet reshuffle in two weeks.

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Singapore DPM Heng Swee Keat steps aside as the PAP’s 4G team leader | Full news conference

Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat has stepped aside as the leader of the People’s Action Party’s (PAP) fourth-generation leadership team, taking himself out of running as Singapore’s next prime minister. He made the announcement and outlined his reasons for doing so in a news conference on Thursday (Apr 8).

This is the full news conference and Q&A session with journalists.

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DPM Heng on whether GE2020 affected his decision to step aside

"The results of the GE2020 performance, in particular in East Coast GRC is not the reason why I decided to step aside," said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Thursday (Apr 8 ). He was asked if the outcome of GE2020 had any bearing on his decision to step aside as the PAP’s 4G team leader – a role which had designated him as next Prime Minister of Singapore.

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Singapore leadership succession: DPM Heng explains why he is stepping down as 4G team leader

Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat will step aside as the leader of the fourth-generation People’s Action Party (PAP) leadership team, taking himself out of running as Singapore’s next prime minister, he announced on Thursday (Apr 8).

Noting that he would be in his mid-60s by the time the COVID-19 crisis is over, Mr Heng said: "While I am in good health today, it is in the best interests of the nation for someone who is younger to tackle the huge challenges ahead." https://cna.asia/3wLKhJJ

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Government committed to providing affordable, quality healthcare as population ages: DPM Heng

As Singapore’s population ages, the Government remains committed to making sure citizens have access to affordable, appropriate and quality healthcare. Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said this is a core tenet of the country’s social compact, which must be upheld. He was speaking at the Singapore General Hospital’s bicentennial celebrations.

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