IN preparation for Budget 2016, which will be presented by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on March 24, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) is seeking views and suggestions from all Singaporeans.
"Individuals, households, and businesses are welcome to provide feedback on issues such as how we can best develop Singaporeans and help local companies grow through innovation and internationalisation," MOF said in a press statement on Sunday.
To this end, it has launched the Budget 2016 website (www.singaporebudget.gov.sg), through which the public can access the latest updates on Budget 2016, as well as general information on the Singapore national budget process.
Starting from Feb 1, interested contributors can visit the Reach Pre-Budget 2016 microsite (www.reach.gov.sg/Budget2016) to submit their views online.
The Budget feedback exercise will end on Feb 26.
In addition, MOF and Reach will stage three Pre-Budget 2016 "Listening Points" across Singapore from Feb 17 to 21. Singaporeans can share their views at these open booths located at Raffles Place Park, Toa Payoh Hub Mall and Yew Tee Square.
And on Feb 17, Reach will host a Pre-Budget Conversation, attended by Senior Minister of State for Finance & Law Indranee Rajah and Reach chairman Sam Tan, so members of the public can discuss their suggestions for the coming Budget.
MOF said Reach will also host a Pre-Budget Facebook Q&A session on Feb 22, from 12.30pm to 2pm, which will be chaired by Liang Eng Hwa, chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Finance and Trade and Industry, and Committee member Sun Xueling.
Members of the public are welcome to join the "live" Q&A session on Reach's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/REACHSingapore).