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Singapore aims to be a smart nation in 10 years: PM Lee

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 11:46
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Singapore wants to be a smart nation in 10 years, making it one of the world's leading cities.

SINGAPORE wants to be a smart nation in 10 years, making it one of the world's leading cities.

This means Singapore will be "a nation whose people live meaningful and fulfilled lives, enabled seamlessly by technology, offering opportunities for all", Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said this morning when he launched the Smart Nation Initiative.

A Smart Nation Programme Office will be set up in the Prime Minister's Office to bring Singaporeans, government and business together to realise the vision.

The government will also build the infrastructure, facilitate innovation and create the framework for all to contribute to making Singapore a smart nation.

Mr Lee said Singapore can do it - it has the people, resources and ability. And one important edge it has - and which it must take full advantage and use it extensively - is technology, particularly IT, according to him.

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