Singapore's 23 key industries to be grouped into 6 clusters
The aim is to position Singapore as a key node for technology, innovation and enterprise in Asia and around the world.
Now that all sector-specific road maps for key industries have been rolled out, the Government will group these 23 sectors into six clusters to maximise opportunities for collaboration, Mr Heng said at a media briefing on Wednesday (April 18).
The six clusters - each helmed by a minister and at least one private sector or union representative - will be unveiling plans in the coming months to promote innovation, deepen capabilities and encourage partnerships in the sectors under their purview.
The clusters are:
- Manufacturing (co-chaired by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development Koh Poh Koon; Amos Leong, president and chief executive of precision engineering firm Univac; and Ang Kay Chai, senior vice-president and general manager of GlobalFoundries Singapore)
- Built environment (co-chaired by Second Minister for National Development Desmond Lee and Lim Ming Yan, president and group chief executive officer of CapitaLand)
- Trade and connectivity (co-chaired by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development Koh Poh Koon and Wolfgang Baier, chief executive of regional beauty product distributor Luxasia Group)
- Essential domestic services (co-chaired by Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information and Health Chee Hong Tat and National Trades Union Congress president Mary Liew)
- Modern Services (co-chaired by Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law Indranee Rajah and Teo Lay Lim, Accenture's senior managing director, Asean and country managing director)
- Lifestyle (co-chaired by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Sim Ann and Vincent Tan, managing director of Select Group and president of the Restaurant Association of Singapore) ■