Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources

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Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources
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Agency overview
Formed 1972
Jurisdiction Government of Singapore
Headquarters 40 Scotts Road, #24-00 Environment Building, Singapore 228231
Employees 115 [1]
Annual budget Increase$998million SGD (2010)[1]
Ministers responsible Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister
Grace Fu Hai Yien, Second Minister
Agency executive Choi Shing Kwok, Permanent Secretary
Child agencies National Environment Agency
Public Utilities Board
Environment Building on Scotts Road, headquarters of the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources.

The Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (Abbreviation: MEWR; Malay: Kementerian Alam Sekitar dan Sumber Air; Chinese: 新加坡环境及水源部) formerly the Ministry of the Environment (ENV), is a ministry of the Government of Singapore responsible for providing a quality living environment and a high standard of public health, protected against the spread of communicable diseases. It was set up in 1972, and today, together with its two statutory boards – the National Environment Agency (NEA) and Public Utilities Board – the Ministry’s area of responsibility has widened to include ensuring a clean and hygienic living environment, as well as managing the complete water cycle – from sourcing, collection, purification and supply of drinking water; to the treatment of used water and recycling into NEWater; desalination; as well as storm water drainage.

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  1. ^ a b "Head L: Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources" (PDF). Budget 2010: Revenue and Expenditure Estimates. Ministry of Finance. February 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 

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