10/04/2022 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/04/2022 09:13
Mr Leon Perera:To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) whether the Singapore Tourism Board's survey for Singapore's need for new cruise and ferry infrastructure will also include Environmental Baseline Studies and Environmental Impact Assessment to assess the environmental impact of new cruise infrastructure on our coastline; and (b) whether the final survey and report will be made public.
Written Answer by Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong
1. New developments near marine and coastal areas, including cruise and ferry infrastructure, undergo an in-depth consultation process with relevant technical agencies such as the National Environment Agency, National Parks Board, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and Singapore Food Agency to discuss the scope of works, the possible environmental impact, and mitigation measures. Where required, environmental studies, such as Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), which typically include environmental baseline surveys and the development of mitigation measures, will be carried out. Such reports are generally made publicly available unless there are specific reasons to maintain confidentiality, such as security considerations.