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The following are major infrastructure projects, significant government procurements and business opportunities in Singapore:

  • US$500 million second Liquid National Gas (LNG) terminal is being finalized;

  • US$150 million Very Large Floating Structure (VLFS) tender for petrochemical storage is postponed to 2018 due to the downturn in the oil and gas sector;

  • US$580 million blueprint to grow the clean energy industry in Singapore;

  • Major redevelopment of Singapore’s oldest and largest hospital is set to take place from 2025 to 2035;

  • Over the medium term, five new public hospitals and up to twelve more polyclinics will be built by 2030 and there are plans to build new and replacement nursing homes to bring the total to 25 by 2020;

  • A new 300-bed hospital for infectious disease will be built and is expected to be ready by 2018 while a new US$135 million National Heart Center building is currently being built at the Singapore General Hospital and scheduled for completion in 2020;

  • Other infrastructure projects include the Woodlands General Hospital and the existing Tan Tock Seng Hospital.  These are scheduled to progressively come on stream between 2020 and 2036;

  • Construction of Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4 and Terminal 5 and a third runway;

  • US$2.6 billion Phase 3 and 4 port expansion at Pasir Panjang Terminal;

  • Advanced water technology and infrastructure in areas such as filtering and purifying machinery and apparatus, technologies involving wastewater recycling and treatment, and desalination technologies;

  • Singapore Government ICT tenders of more than US$1.9 billion;

  • Smart Nation Initiatives.

 

 

Agriculture:

 

  • Due to scarce agricultural land and resources, Singapore imports nearly 90% of its food products from abroad and this, in turn, generates a vibrant and diverse retail foods market, with an assorted range of food products, from basic to high-end organic foods. U.S. products have gained traction in recent years, but competition is fierce. The United States was the fourth largest supplier at US$872 million in 2016 and with a market share of 8%, behind Malaysia, Indonesia, China, and Australia at number five. The U.S. is a major exporter of fresh fruits, dairy products, breakfast cereals, meat products, snack foods, and pet food.

 

Web Resources:

 

 

Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA)
Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF)
Singapore Business Federation
Singapore Fruits & Vegetables Importers & Exporters Association (SFVA)
Singapore Chefs Association (SCA)
Restaurant Association of Singapore (RSA)
Singapore Hotel Association (SHA)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

 

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Singapore Contacts:

Ms. Ira Sugita, Agricultural Specialist
Email:
Ira.Sugita@fas.usda.gov
 
Ms. Alice Kwek, Agricultural Marketing Specialist
Email:
alice.kwek@fas.usda.gov

 


Aviation:

 

  • Demand for commercial and business aviation is expected to grow, fueled by Singapore’s growth as a global city and the exponential travel trends in the Asia Pacific region. With Terminal 4 due for operation in early 2018 and Terminal 5 in the 2020s, Changi Airport will be expanded to a capacity of 135 million passengers per year by around 2025. A third runway will also be built to handle larger passenger aircraft and is slated to be operational by the early 2020s. 

  • To support the long-term growth of the logistics and aerospace industries, an industrial zone will also be developed, for airfreight and air express operators as well as MRO activities. These developments will offer great opportunities for U.S. businesses to supply the aerospace sector in Singapore.

 

Web Resources:

 

Trade Show:

Singapore Air Show 2018
February 6-11, 2018

 

Singapore Government Offices:
Singapore Economic Development Board
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
Defense Science & Technology Agency
Changi Airport Group

 

U.S. Commercial Service, Singapore Contact:
Mr. NG Haw Cheng, Commercial Specialist
Email:
Hawcheng.Ng@trade.gov

 



Information Technology:

 

  • According to BMI, Singapore is an advanced and high-value enterprise market where software and services spending are expected to drive continued growth in total IT spending over the medium term.  Singapore also benefits from its regional hub status.  BMI forecasts 2017 sales of computer hardware in Singapore to amount to US$1.45 billion and software to reach US$2.14 billion.

  • The Singapore government announced that it will be spending more than US$1.7 billion on ICT tenders in addition to the US$200 million on ICT projects in the healthcare sector.  U.S. companies interested in doing business with the Singapore government should register with GeBIZ, the Singapore government's one-stop e-procurement portal where public sector invitations for quotations and tenders are posted. Both local and foreign suppliers are able to search for government procurement opportunities, download tender documents, and submit their bids online.

  • U.S. companies interested in partnering with the government should also review website: Programmes and Partnerships page of GovTech's website.

  • Other Key websites:
    Infocomm and Media Development Authority GovTech/
    Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF)
    Export.gov-Market Intelligence

  • Ms. U.S. Commercial Service, Singapore Contact: CHIA Swee Hoon, Senior Commercial Specialist
    Email:
    SweeHoon.Chia@trade.gov



Environmental Technology:

 

  • In addition to the environment control equipment, demand for advanced water technology and infrastructure in Singapore also presents commercial opportunities for U.S water technology providers. According to the Public Utilities Board, the agency has plans to increase the country’s desalination and NEWater capacities enough to meet up to 50% of freshwater demand by 2060.

 

Web Resources:
 

Trade Show
BEX Asia
September 12-14, 2017

Singapore International Energy Week
October 23-27, 2017

Singapore International Water Week
July 8-12, 2018

Singapore Government Offices:

Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources
National Environment Agency
Public Utilities Board
Energy Market Authority

 

U.S. Commercial Service, Singapore Contact
Mr. NG Haw Cheng, Commercial Specialist
Email:
Hawcheng.Ng@trade.gov



Industrial Machinery:

 

  • Manufacturing is a key engine of the Singapore economy where precision engineering is the crucial enabler for industries as diverse as aerospace, electronics, chemicals, logistics, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and offshore engineering.  According to the Singapore Government, it is the essential ingredient in the fabrication of the smallest semiconductor chips, to the most cutting-edge of medical devices, and the largest oil and gas drill bits.

 

Web Resources:
 

Trade Shows

 

Asian Robotics Expo
November 22-23, 2017
 

Manufacturing Solutions Expo 2017
October 25-27, 2017
 

Inside 3D Printing
February 2018
 

MTA 2019
April 2019

Singapore Government Offices:

Singapore Economic Development Board (SEDB)
Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology

 

Industry Organizations
Singapore Industrial Automation Association
Singapore Manufacturing Federation

 

U.S. Commercial Service, Singapore Contact
Mr. CHAN Y K, Commercial Specialist
Email:
yiukei.chan@trade.gov

 


Healthcare and Medical Equipment:

 

  • Broadly speaking, the opportunities are in personal health management, health screening, disease management, preventive care products, access to homecare resources and support, health IT solutions, data sharing, and advanced technologies that would enable seamless and integrated healthcare. Innovative solutions that offer relative value are sought.

  • Singapore will invest in primary care infrastructure such as polyclinics and community health centers.  Digital technologies that support the healthcare sector are another area of investment. Singapore’s Ng Teng Fong Hospital, a public tertiary hospital, obtained the coveted HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7 in late 2016, the highest EMRAM level, barely a year after its opening.  The National Electronic Health Record (NEHR) project, launched eight years ago, valued at US$144 million is close to becoming a reality with each citizen having his or her own electronic medical record.

  • Between now and 2025, parts of the Singapore General Hospital, to be renamed the Outram Campus and Community Hospital, will  expand with major redevelopment of Singapore’s oldest and largest hospital set to take place from 2025 to 2035.  Over the medium term, five new public hospitals and up to twelve more polyclinics will be built by 2030 to ensure that Singapore has adequate healthcare coverage.  There are also plans to build new and replacement nursing homes to bring the total to 25 by 2020.  Given that the world is facing infectious disease threats due to more global travel and increased connectivity, a new 300-bed hospital for infectious disease is expected to be built by 2018.  In addition, a new 12-story, US$135 million National Heart Center building, three times larger than the size of the existing one, is currently being built at the Singapore General Hospital and is scheduled for completion in 2020. Other infrastructure projects include the Woodlands General Hospital and the existing Tan Tock Seng Hospital.  These are scheduled to progressively come on stream between 2020 and 2036.

 

Web Resources:


Trade Shows

APACMed Asia Pacific Medtech Forum 2017
November 7-8, 2017
 

Phar-East 2018
March 1-2, 2018
 

Asia Health 2018
April 3-5, 2018
 

MEDLAB Asia Pacific 2018
April 3-5, 2018
 

International Dental Exhibition and Meeting 2018 (IDEM)
April 13-15, 2018
 

Medical Fair Asia 2018
August 29-31, 2018

Singapore Government Offices:


Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH)
MOH Holdings (MOHH)
Integrated Health Information System (
IHiS)
Health Sciences Authority (HSA)
Health Promotion Board (HPB)
Agency for Integrated Care (AIC)
Singapore Economic Development Board (SEDB)

 

U.S. Commercial Service, Singapore Contact
Ms. Luanne Theseira, Commercial Specialist
Email:
Luanne.Theseira@trade.gov



Telecommunication:

  • In December 2016, TPG Telecom Pte Ltd made the winning bid in the New Entrant Spectrum Auction, and was allocated 60 MHz of spectrum. This comprised 20 MHz in the 900 MHz spectrum band and 40 MHz in the 2.3 GHz spectrum for the provision of 4G and International Mobile Telecommunications Advanced services. The new operator is expected to roll out its services in 2018 and this presents U.S. companies a good opportunity to supply their equipment and solutions. In addition, current operators are also seeking new technology as they seek to offer advanced services to their customers, including IoT products such as smart home and telecare applications to the mass market.

  • The Singapore government seeks to partner ICT companies to develop innovative services and solutions to achieve their vision of a smart and connected nation. U.S. companies interested in participating in Singapore’s ICT projects should review the following websites: Programmes and Partnerships page of the GovTech website.

 

Web Resources:
 

Trade Show


CommunicAsia/BroadcastAsia
June 26-28, 2018


Key Websites:


Infocomm Media Development Authority
GovTech/
Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF)
Association of the Telecommunications Industry of Singapore
Export.gov-Market Intelligence

 

Ms.U.S. Commercial Service, Singapore Contact:CHIA Swee Hoon, Senior Commercial Specialist
Email:
SweeHoon.Chia@trade.gov

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