Tide rising for Singapore’s water industry [News]
By Wong Wei Han, TODAY, 29 Aug 2014
The Republic’s efforts to grow its water industry into a global leader has paid off, with more companies joining the sector and others making headway into global markets amid surging demand for residential and industrial water solutions.
As a testament to the strong industry growth, the number of water companies in Singapore has almost tripled since 2006, bringing the total to 150 companies today, the PUB said yesterday.
“(These companies) span the entire spectrum, from research, planning, design to manufacturing”, said Mr Chew Men Leong, chief executive of PUB. “And so far they’ve accumulated international projects totalling around S$10 billion in key markets such as China and India. The number of research centres here has also grown by nine-fold to 26 today.”
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