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Singapore government to continue monitoring inflow of foreign workers: PM Lee

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THE government will still keep a close watch on the inflow of foreign workers - even as no further major measures are planned to tighten the foreign worker policy - PHOTO: ST

THE government will still keep a close watch on the inflow of foreign workers - even as no further major measures are planned to tighten the foreign worker policy.

"We need to continue monitoring closely, to ensure that we stay on track in avoiding over-dependence on foreign workers," Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Wednesday morning at the launch of the Productivity Month.

Repeating what he said last week at the National University of Singapore Society Lecture, Mr Lee said he did not expect further measures to squeeze the inflow of foreign workers.

But he stressed that controlling the inflow is one of the three prongs in Singapore's push for higher productivity growth. The other two prongs are helping companies to upgrade productivity and treating productivity as a national effort.

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