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Written Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan to Parliamentary Question on Cost of Ensuring Maritime Safety in Singapore Waters

12 Feb 2019 In Parliament

Mr Gan Thiam Poh asked the Minister for Transport since Singapore's independence, how much money has been spent in safekeeping the security, and ensuring the safety of users, of the waters at Tuas South that are within our jurisdiction and port limits, including environmental control, and navigation and maritime management.

Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan:

1.     Several agencies perform the roles and functions in Singapore Territorial Waters mentioned by the Member, often in close coordination with one another.

2.     The agencies carry out their enforcement and operational duties in our waters as part of their overall statutory responsibilities. It is not possible to assign a specific dollar amount to the work carried out only in the waters off Tuas South.