GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY

Groundbreaking Ceremony of ASPRI-Westlite Dormitory - Papan, on 18 March 2015

Key Extracts from Opening remarks by Mr Lee Yi Shyan,
Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade & Industry and National Development

“One of the key initiatives that was developed was the setting up of a dedicated Process
Industry dormitory to reduce the traveling time and fatigue of the Process
workers so as to improve the workers’ on-site productivity.”

“It is hence timely for ASPRI to embark on this large-scale dormitory project to ensure that Process workers are provided a conducive living environment during their stay in Singapore.
I am pleased to know that workers living in this dormitory in the future can 
look forward to enjoying many facilities, such as en-suite kitchens, TV rooms, indoor game rooms and outdoor recreational areas.”

“This purpose-built dormitory at Jalan Papan will house the Process workers near Jurong Island, which is home to more than 100 global Energy and Chemical companies. This will allow the Process Industry to better integrate their operations with the Energy and Chemical companies sited there. This proximity will also help to reduce transportation costs and bring productivity benefits to the Process Industry.”

“I commend ASPRI’s proactive initiative in offering an Integrated Training Centre within the dormitory for the workers.”

 “Residents can also look forward to enjoying up to 48 subsidized training hours per year for all the 7,900 residents. The availability of tailored courses will no doubt help the PCM workforce develop and upgrade their skills and in turn, raise workers’ productivity.”