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13,000 new jobs projected in Singapore's air and sea transport sectors by 2025
SOME 13,000 new jobs are expected to be created in Singapore's air and sea transport sectors by 2025, Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State at the Prime Minister's Office, said on Wednesday.
Mrs Teo said more jobs would be created as Singapore develops smarter ports and more vibrant enterprise ecosystems.
"The jobs created over the next decade will be markedly different from today,'' Mrs Teo told Parliament.
The increasing deployment of smart technologies means that new jobs will be more knowledge-intensive. At the port, more data scientists and operations research analysts will be needed to optimise shipping routes, port operations and vessel traffic management. At the airport, more data scientists skilled in air traffic operations research and analysis, to optimise runway and airspace capacities through modelling and simulation will be sought after.
Singapore's aviation and maritime sectors contribute around 10 per cent of the country's gross domestic product and provide nearly 250,000 jobs today.