Finance Minister of Singapore Heng Swee Keat will present the Budget 2017 in the Parliament on February 20. This will be a key event of the year as Singapore readies itself to grow its economy amid global challenges.
People will be able to watch the Budget statement live on television and on the Ministry of Finance’s Singapore Budget website. There will also be live coverage on radio.
The Budget Statement will also be uploaded on the website after the speech has been delivered. Members of the public who wish to receive the Budget Statement via email after it has been delivered can visit the Singapore Budget website to subscribe to the Budget Statement mailing list.
In preparation for the upcoming Budget, the Ministry of Finance has also sought views and suggestions from the public through various channels.
On Wednesday (January 4), Member of Parliament (Holland-Bukit Timah GRC) Liang Eng Hwa, who helms the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Finance and Trade and Industry, and GPC member, Foo Mee Har, will chair a pre-Budget question-and-answer session on government feedback portal REACH’s Facebook page. The public is invited to take part in the session, which will run from 8pm to 9.30pm.
REACH, meanwhile, will hold a final pre-Budget listening point to canvass views in advance of the Budget on Sunday (Jan 8) at Hougang Hawker Centre on Hougang Avenue 8 from 7.30am to 11.30am.