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Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources

The Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (Abbreviation: MEWR; Malay: Kementerian Alam Sekitar dan Sumber Air; Chinese: 环境及水源部; Tamil: சுற்றுப்புறம் மற்றும் நீர்வள அமைச்சு) formerly the Ministry of the Environment (ENV), is a ministry of the Government of Singapore responsible for providing a quality living environment and a high standard of public health, protected against the spread of communicable diseases. It was set up in 1972, and today, together with its two statutory boards – the National Environment Agency (NEA) and Public Utilities Board – the Ministry’s area of responsibility has widened to include ensuring a clean and hygienic living environment, as well as managing the complete water cycle – from sourcing, collection, purification and supply of drinking water; to the treatment of used water and recycling into NEWater; desalination; as well as storm water drainage.

Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources
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Agency overview
Formed 1972
Jurisdiction Government of Singapore
Headquarters 40 Scotts Road, #24-00 Environment Building, Singapore 228231
Employees 145 (2015 est.)[1]
Annual budget Increase$1.75 billion SGD (2015 est.)[1]
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Agency executive
Child agencies
Website www.mewr.gov.sg
Environment Building on Scotts Road, headquarters of the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources.

On 1 April 2019, A new statutory board Singapore Food Agency (SFA) will be created to amalgamate the functions of three stat boards, Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), National Environment Agency (NEA) and Health Sciences Authority (HSA). A National Centre for Food Science will also be established under SFA to consolidate the food laboratory capabilities of the three agencies. [2]

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