Intensifying green drive and getting Singaporeans to be stewards of nature

Minister for National Development Desmond Lee at the Botanic Gardens last Wednesday. The new City in Nature concept includes a more aggressive push to protect green spaces and change the way parks are designed, so they look more natural and less mani
Minister for National Development Desmond Lee at the Botanic Gardens last Wednesday. The new City in Nature concept includes a more aggressive push to protect green spaces and change the way parks are designed, so they look more natural and less manicured.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

Singapore has always taken pride in being green, and its latest City in Nature vision will further push the boundaries of the country's greening journey which began 60 years ago, said Minister for National Development Desmond Lee.

Founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew had, in the nation's infancy, initiated the drive to make Singapore a Garden City for pragmatic reasons - to attract investments and make the country more liveable for its inhabitants.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 14, 2020, with the headline 'Intensifying green drive and getting Singaporeans to be stewards of nature'. Print Edition | Subscribe