Orient Magazine Issue 84 - October 2021 | Page 7

Message from the President
Message from the President
Dear Members ,
In this month ’ s issue of the Orient Magazine , as Glasgow prepares to host the pivotal COP26 summit of global leaders , we put the spotlight again on sustainability . The UK has recently announced that more than £ 5.8 billion of foreign investment in green projects has been secured since the launch of the Prime Minister ’ s Ten Point Plan , along with at least 56,000 jobs in the UK ’ s clean industries . What better way to illustrate the importance of our focus on the green economy and jobs in our Road to Net Zero campaign .
Richard Warburton President , British Chamber of Commerce Singapore richard @ britcham . org . sg
Since the August edition , the Chamber has continued to represent members and their interests with a series of dialogues with both Singapore and UK Government Ministers . In Singapore , the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment , Grace Fu , and MPs Louis Ng and Poh Li San from the Government Parliamentary Committee for Sustainability and the Environment spoke with our members at two in-person events on how businesses can engage with the Singapore Green Plan 2030 . Minister for Manpower Tan See Leng , Senior Minister of State Koh Poh Koon , and Minister of State Gan Siow Huang spoke with members on a virtual manpower dialogue , and we welcomed the UK ’ s Minister for State for Asia , Amanda Milling MP , as she made her first visit to the region in her new role . These engagements illustrate the value created by the Chamber in connecting members with Government policymakers and we thank all of those who actively participated in these sessions .
Finally , I am sure we were all delighted to hear the news of the Vaccinated Travel Lane for flights from the UK and other countries to Singapore . This opens up the trade corridor and allow members to be reunited with their families , some for the first time in two years . We thank the whole British and business community for your patience and resilience through this period and wish you safe travels .
Best Regards ,