PM Lee: Vision to keep S'pore clean and green to be unveiled next week

A revised blueprint to keep Singapore clean and green in the years ahead will be unveiled next week, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday.

Mr Lee was speaking at the launch of the "Cleaner, Greener, Together" campaign for Ang Mo Kio GRC and Sengkang West, where his Teck Ghee ward is.

"Next week, we will unveil our new Sustainable Singapore Blueprint - the vision of how to make Singapore clean and green for many years to come," he said.

"It's a plan which all Singaporeans will be part of, it's the way to create a home that we can all be proud of."

Mr Lee said the clean and green campaign will focus on four areas: Dengue prevention, keeping towns litter-free and safe from high-rise littering, encouraging Singaporeans to reduce, reuse and recycle their waste, and saving more energy.

"If we keep sending rubbish to Semakau at our current rate, it will run out of space by 2035." - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong 

Mr Lee was referring to Singapore's only remaining landfill on an island 8km south of Singapore. It gets some 200,000 tonnes of solid waste and incineration ash a year, The Straits Times reported online.

Using the Malay word for hill, he added: "We will turn Pulau Semakau into Bukit Semakau."

Also, residents have a part to play in preventing mosquitoes from breeding, he said.

He urged them to conserve energy by using energy-efficient appliances and turning off their lights at night.

The town council is working with HDB to identify suitable blocks to install solar panels, he said.

During the event, Mr Lee opened the Teck Ghee Zone 'A' community garden and planted some Fukugi fruit trees.

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