Turning S’pore into a clean city, not a cleaned city: Balakrishnan [News]

September 16, 2012 by  
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By Claire Huang, Channel NewsAsia, 15 Sep 2012.

Is Singapore a clean city or a cleaned city?

Minister for Environment and Water Resources, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan posed this question to Singaporeans.

Speaking at the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) 10th anniversary exhibition, Dr Balakrishnan said public cleanliness remains a persistent issue here, despite the many campaigns, heavy fines, stepped-up enforcement and employment of an army of cleaners.

While progress has been made over the years, he urged Singaporeans to initiate a ground-up movement to keep the country litter-free.

The government is hoping to establish a new social norm through the launch of an invigorated “Keep Singapore Clean Movement”: cleaning up after oneself instead of relying on others.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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