Tag: Ministry of Transport

Ong Ye Kung posts about return to Ministry of Transport

Singapore -- The newly-appointed Minister for Transport, Mr Ong Ye Kung, has shared in a Facebook post that his very first job in government was at the ministry. The former Education Minister said in his post on Tuesday (July 28): "MOT (then MinCom) was actually my...

“Thank you Mr Fix it,” Netizens wish Khaw Boon Wan a happy retirement

Singapore—For some, goodbyes may be bittersweet, but for Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan, “Letting go is liberating.” He wrote about the “lightness of feeling liberated” in a Facebook post on Tuesday (July 22), as he said he had cleared his office for the last time,...

Khaw Boon Wan: “The risk to commuters is low,” netizens raise concerns

In a recent Facebook post, Singapore Minister for Transport and Minister for Infrastructure Khaw Boon Wan discussed the new safety measures that will be taken within public transportation vehicles in order to limit the spread of Covid-19. "Fortunately, with low community spread in Singapore, the...

Khaw Boon Wan commends airline workers who volunteer to help in healthcare and transport sectors

Singaporean Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan has commended Singaporean cabin crew members who have volunteered to serve on the front lines of Singapore's war against  Covid-19. Mr Khaw on Wednesday (April 15) took to Facebook to publicly commend the cabin crew from different airlines...

Covid-19: Khaw Boon Wan: Changi Airport Terminal 2 to close for 18 months

Singapore – Changi Airport’s Terminal 2 will close for 18 months as an added cost-cutting measure amid the Covid-19 pandemic, says Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan. On Monday (April 6), Mr Khaw announced in Facebook that the Covid-19 situation is “forcing us to rethink policies...

Theory test for e-scooter riders and minimum age limit of 16

Singapore—In the wake of the ban last month that disallows e-scooter riders from using their devices on public footpaths, new rules have been set for both e-scooter riders and electric bicycle riders, that will precede their being allowed to take to roads and bike...

Veteran opposition politician weighs in on $7 million E-Scooter Trade-in “Grant of Death”

Veteran opposition politician and head of the People’s Power Party (PPP) Goh Meng Seng referred to the S$7 million E-Scooter Trade-in Grant as the ‘Grant of Death’ in a social media post on November 23. In a Facebook post, he wrote that the “PAP government...

MOT: Malaysia’s decision to proceed with JB-S’pore RTS ‘welcome’

Singapore—The country’s Ministry of Transport welcomed the news from Malaysia concerning its decision to proceed with the construction of the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project that connects Johor Bahru and Singapore, according to a press statement from the MOT on Thursday evening, October...

Malaysia misses deadline again for RTS decision

Kuala Lumpur—The Malaysian government announced that they have not made final decisions regarding the long-delayed construction of the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project. They have requested for another six-month extension to review the RM4 billion (S$1.3 billion) project, making this the third request for...

Malaysian gov’t “committed” to meeting Oct 31 deadline for Johor-Singapore RTS Link talks

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke announced that the final details of the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) will be settled by the Malaysian Cabinet by the end of Oct 2019. Malaysia's federal government will discuss the details of the RTS in...