SINGAPORE: Dr Amy Khor says her work at the Community Development Council (CDC) and Ministerial Committee on Ageing (MCA) will put her in good stead in her new position as Minister of State for Manpower.
She said this at a tree—planting ceremony on Saturday that marked the planting of the 470,000th tree at South east district.
Dr Khor is the Mayor of South West CDC, and as a member of the MCA, she focused on employment opportunities for residents and was tasked to look into manpower initiatives for the intermediate and long term health care sector.
In the recent Cabinet changes announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on July 31, Dr Khor was appointed Minister of State for Manpower, concurrent with her present appointment as Minister of State for Health.
"I look forward to working with the ministry to look into tackling manpower challenges, like employment and employability of older workers, encouraging more women who have left the workforce to come back to work, looking at uplifting low wage workers in terms of upgrading their skills, improving productivity, improving their wages, promoting flexi—work and part time work arrangements," she said.
As part of the tree—planting ceremony, staff from Sumitomo Chemical and Affiliates also planted 47 trees under the Garden City Fund (GCF)’s Plant—A—Tree Programme at Pang Sua Park Connector in celebration of Singapore’s 47th birthday.
This was made possible by a pledge of S$10,000 from Sumitomo Chemical. The donation will help fund the cost of the tree planting as well as other conservation and education programmes.
MORE SINGAPORE NEWS
Latest Photo Galleries on xinmsn
Dutch director Alex van Warmerdam presents 'Borgman' at the Cannes festival, a film in which a wealthy family's carefully constructed world ... More Dutch director Alex van Warmerdam presents 'Borgman' at the Cannes festival, a film in which a wealthy family's carefully constructed world gets turned upside down by an intruder. Duration: 01:09
Date 4 hrs ago, Duration 1:09, Views 4