SINGAPORE: The Sustainable Singapore Blueprint will be a plan all Singaporeans can be part of to create a home they can be proud of, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Speaking to residents from Ang Mo Kio GRC on Saturday (Nov 1), where Mr Lee is also MP, he said there are many ideas in the updated blueprint, which will be unveiled next week. "It will lay out the government's vision to make Singapore clean and green for many years to come," Mr Lee said.

The blueprint, which was launched in 2009, outlines strategies to achieve twin objectives of economic growth and a good living environment.
A review of the blueprint began late last year, and Mr Lee had said it will be updated with new initiatives like building more environmentally-friendly hawker centres and reducing carbon emissions.

Separately, Mr Lee also launched Ang Mo Kio Town Council's "Cleaner, Greener, Together" campaign at Ang Mo Kio GRC and Sengkang West's annual Tree Planting Day. A total of nine trees were planted by Mr Lee, MPs of the area and residents. The campaign has five areas of focus, including dengue prevention, saving energy, keeping the neighborhood litter-free and recycling.

"I hope you can do your part - there are recycling bins at every HDB block so please try to use them. Even better, before you buy something, think about whether you really need them. Don't buy things just because they are on sale. Save the environment and save money at the same time," Mr Lee said.

He added the town council is also working with HDB to identify suitable blocks to install solar panels.

Dr Koh Poh Koon, who is stepping down as Chairman of the PAP Punggol East Branch, was also seen at the event. Speaking to reporters at the sidelines of the event, he said he was there at the invitation of Mr Seng Han Thong, who is an MP of Ang Mo Kio GRC.

He said this is his first visit to the constituency, adding that he will spend more time on the ground to see what are the areas he can contribute in.

- CNA/by

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