The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is seeking views and suggestions from all Singaporeans in preparation for the Budget of 2017, it informed in a press release on Sunday (4 Dec).
“Individuals, households, and businesses are welcome to provide feedback on issues such as how we can best develop Singaporeans, support families, and help local companies grow through innovation and internationalisation,” MOF wrote.
For the public to access latest updates on Budget 2017, as well as general information on the Singapore national budget process, they can visit MOF’s Budget 2017 website.
Feedback on Budget 2017 preparation
The public can provide views through various channels. Starting from Monday, 5 December 2016, Singaporeans can visit the REACH Pre-Budget 2017 microsite to submit their views online.
The feedback exercise will close on Friday, 13 January 2017.
MOF informed, during the feedback period, REACH will be staging Pre-Budget 2017 Listening Points across Singapore.
These Listening Points are easily accessible, open booths for Singaporeans to give their views for Budget 2017 in person. Details of the Listening Points are below:
|Date & Time||Venue|
|10 December 2016, Sat (11.00am – 3.00pm)||Junction 8, opposite Toast Box (#01-35/36, 9 Bishan Place)|
|11 December 2016, Sun (9.00am – 2.30pm)||Ang Mo Kio Central Stage|
|11 December 2016, Sun (8.00am – 12.00pm)||Blk 440 Pasir Ris Drive 4 Concourse Area|
|11 December 2016, Sun (9.00am – 12.00pm)||Marine Parade Central Promenade|
|18 December 2016, Sun (11.00am – 2.00pm)||Our Tampines Hub – Festive Plaza, next to Information Counter (25 Tampines Street 82)|
|22 December 2016, Thurs (5.00pm – 7.00pm)||Chevron House (30 Raffles Place)|
|23 December 2016, Fri (11.00am – 2.00pm)||Chevron House (30 Raffles Place)|
|8 January 2017, Sun (7.30am – 11.00am)||Hougang Hawker Centre (Blk 681, Hougang Ave 8)|
|8 January 2017, Sun (7.30am – 11.00am)||Bendemeer Market|
And REACH will be hosting a Pre-Budget 2017 Conversation on Wednesday evening, 7 December 2016, where members of the public could discuss their ideas for the coming Budget.
The Conversation will be graced by Senior Minister of State for Finance & Law, Ms Indranee Rajah and REACH Supervisory Panel Vice-Chairman, Mr Vikram Nair, MOF stated.
To further support the feedback process, a Pre-Budget Facebook Q&A session has been planned for Wednesday, 4 January 2017 from 8.00pm to 9.30pm, and members of the public are welcome to join the ‘live’ Q&A session on REACH’s Facebook page.
The Q&A will be chaired by Mr Liang Eng Hwa, Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Finance and Trade & Industry as well as REACH Supervisory Panel member, and Ms Foo Mee Har, a member of the GPC.
The complete list of the channels that MOF prepared for Singaporeans to give their views and suggestions for the coming Budget 2017 is listed below.
|Feedback Channel||Contact Details|
|Singapore Budget Website||www.singaporebudget.gov.sg|
|REACH Discussion Forum||www.reach.gov.sg/participate/discussion-forum|
|REACH Budget microsite||www.reach.gov.sg/budget2017|
|REACH Singapore Facebook||www.facebook.com/REACHSingapore|
|REACH Singapore Twitter||@REACH_Singapore – Use the hashtag, #SGBudget2017|
|REACH Email Address||[email protected]|
|REACH Toll-Free Hotline||1800-353-5555 (Mon to Fri, 8:30am – 5:45pm)|