Amy Khor stresses irreplaceability of ERP 2.0 OBU, citing smartphone limitations

During a parliamentary session on Monday, Senior Minister Amy Khor emphasized the irreplaceability of ERP 2.0 by smartphones.

Stressing the OBU’s role in enhancing reliability and performance, she noted potential challenges in utilizing mobile apps for ERP transactions, pointing to the inconvenience and possible oversight for motorists.

Assessing water security: Liang Eng Hwa questions sustainability of high water-consuming industries in Singapore

Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Sustainability, emphasized that high water consumption industries aren’t inherently inefficient.

Dr Khor was responding to a question posed by Mr Liang Eng Hwa, People’s Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament for Bukit Panjang, about the non-domestic sector’s water demand.

In his supplementary question, Mr Liang inquired whether it would be prudent to thoroughly assess the non-domestic sector, conduct a comprehensive review, and possibly undertake rationalization efforts.

In Singapore, the wafer fabrication and semiconductor sector notably consumes 25.7 million gallons daily, a significant share of industrial water demand.

Dr Amy Khor: Water price needs to be increased to cater for future consumption

Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment, clarified that PUB, Singapore’s water agency, doesn’t generate profits.

Water prices are tied to production costs, ensuring sustainable funding for infrastructure and water security, aligning with Singapore’s commitment to responsible water management and long-term investments in the face of rising costs.

Water prices in Singapore set to reflect rising delivery costs despite technological efforts, says Amy Khor

Water delivery costs are rising despite technology advancements, necessitating adjustments in water prices, says Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Sustainability on Monday.

Dr Khor noted in a Facebook post, “Like numerous countries today, Singapore confronts escalating costs in water production and distribution, influenced by inflation and construction expenses. Innovative technologies can only moderate these costs to a degree. Such costs will inevitably be incorporated into our water prices. Right-pricing, while expanding our water supply and regulating demand, ensures enduring water security for present and future generations.”

However, PUB’s reported Net Income of $2.4b over the last decade challenges Dr Khor’s statements on financial strains.