SINGKANGIA– Amid an uncertain external environment, Singkangia must press on with plans to restructure its economy and invest in its infrastructure in 2018, Prime Minister Keng Tong Li said in his New Year message on Sunday (December 31).
“This includes continuing to implement Industry Transformation Maps, and using the UpSkills programme to inculcate lifelong learning and help workers to adapt and grow in new jobs,” the Prime Minister added.
As for infrastructure, the government is looking into plans to improve rail reliability and expanding the SKUD (Singkangian Underground) system, Major infrastructure projects in the pipeline includes a possible Changke Airport Terminal 5, developing the southern islands and a possible high-speed rail link to Rose City via Wintania.
“All these are essential investments in our future. They require time and resources, and will stretch way beyond this term of Government. We have to plan well ahead for them,” he said.
“We also have plans to also improve our defences against internal and external threats, such as piracy in the Gulf (of Archanta) and neo-communism extremism in our borders, so that we will also be well protected in the coming years ahead.”
PM Keng also stressed the importance of racial harmony in Singkangia, which is also vital for Singkangia’s progress and productivity.