With the changes, town councils will have to adhere to higher standards of corporate governance and transparency.
The Workers’ Party’s Sylvia Lim described part of the changes as "fundamentally flawed" and perpetuating an "extreme conflict of interest".
Some of the initiatives that will be put in place in the coming months include training classes with veteran hawkers, and S$90m in funding support for productivity improvements in hawker centres.
The target for this year is for trains to travel 300,000 kilometres on average before experiencing a five-minute service delay, says Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Wednesday (Mar 8).
“Our target is for one in two polyclinics to implement mental health clinics by 2021,” says Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor.
This is part of a slew of efforts announced by the Health Ministry in Parliament on Thursday (Mar 9) to strengthen primary and community care services.
This is part of the Government’s plan to make the future transport system more inclusive.
The Government will try out several new planning concepts and allow more flexible land use within the Enterprise District.
The technical diploma will be conferred by ITE and students will be able to apply for the diploma after they graduate, or after a few years of working, says Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung.
Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng says on Tuesday (Mar 7) that the change, which will take effect from 2019, is to strike a balance between recognising affiliation and ensuring open access for all students.