Dr Vivian Balakrishnan: Transforming Singapore from a cleaned city to a clean city
Is Singapore a clean city or a cleaned city?
Minister for Environment and Water Resources, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, raised this question at the National Environment Agency's 10th anniversary exhibition today.
He 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, the minister urged Singaporeans to initiate a ground-up movement to keep the country litter-free.
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