Two initiatives to help S’pore economy build social resilience post Covid-19 crisis

07 Apr 2020 < 1 min read


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Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced two new initiatives to help build up Singapore’s resilience, both economically and socially when Singapore overcomes Covid-19 pandemic.

One is the Emerging Stronger task force on economic resilience while the other is a refreshed Singapore Together movement with a new emphasis on social resilience. The movement was set up last June for the Government and Singaporeans to work together on policy solutions.

The new task force will review how Singapore will stay economically resilient and build new sources of dynamism after the pandemic is over, helping the country bounce back from the crisis.

It will be chaired by Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee and group chief executive of PSA International, Mr Tan Chong Meng.

Mr Lee also leads the Singapore Together movement with Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Indranee Rajah. Together, the two ministers will mobilise Singaporeans to explore how partnerships between the Government and the people can be deepened, as well as ties between Singaporeans and others around the world.

DPM Heng stressed that the “national stock of resilience is made up of all our individual stocks of resilience”.

“Ultimately, the long-drawn fight against the virus will be won by us standing together as one united people,” he added.