A report commissioned by the Singapore Government says Singapore needs to invest $500 million over the next five years to tackle pollution in the country’s cities.
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The report by the Sustainable Development Institute of Singapore, said the government should invest $1.6 billion annually in tackling the problem.
Its main recommendation is to build more housing, increase the use of green energy, and encourage private investment.
Singapore, a former British colony, has the world’s fourth-largest economy and a reputation for being a safe place for young people to live and work.
The country also boasts the world-first green-tech sector, with Singapore being home to some of the world´s leading technologies.
The government has set aside $250 million to help address environmental problems in Singapore, and is also funding a number of green infrastructure projects.