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Updated: 05/09/2013 15:10 | By Channel NewsAsia

Proposals for Smart Work Centres in heartlands called

Proposals for Smart Work Centres in heartlands called


Proposals for Smart Work Centres in heartlands called

SINGAPORE: The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is making a call for proposals for the setting up Smart Work Centres (SWCs).

The idea is to enable individuals to work from a facility that is near their homes instead of having to travel to the office.

Five community spaces have been identified for the setting up of such centres to encourage operators to set them up closer to where employees live.

The spaces include Jurong Regional Library, Geylang East Public Library, Toa Payoh Public Library, Kampong Ubi Community Centre and Kolam Ayer Community Club.

This is the second call-for-proposal by IDA to facilitate new ways of work.

"Today, technology advancement and the deployment of enhanced infocomm infrastructure such as the Next Gen NBN have made such flexible working arrangements more viable" said IDA's Chief Executive Office, Mr Ronnie Tay.

"I encourage players in the infocomm and SWC industry as well as user enterprises to participate actively in this SWC CFP, and realise more of these flexible working arrangements in the near future."

IDA said successful reference models from this call-for-proposal could be used to facilitate subsequent nationwide adoption and eventually lay the foundation for a SWC ecosystem. Details on the proposals can be viewed at the IDA website and proposals can be made from now till 21 June 2013. - CNA/sf

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