Collaboration necessary for a stronger air hub
CAG’s Chairman, Mr Liew Mun Leong said, “As a result of this programme, we want Singapore industries to build up their capabilities, Singapore workers to be skillfully trained, and the economy to benefit from it. We are here today to make sure that our local industries will benefit from it. Therefore, we are giving the local industry players information on what is involved.”
CAG, together with SBF will be conducting a series of SME sessions for Singapore firms to provide local partners with a head-start to help them grow. Through this, local companies can start to think about how to secure the supply chain for materials and equipment, and they can play a more active role in Changi Airport’s future development.
Mr Teo Siong Seng, SBF’s Chairman said, “We value such partnerships between CAG and SBF, as this gives our SMEs an opportunity to contribute to the project, while building up their track record along the way. This partnership also helps to promote and create an open and competitive environment for SMEs to bid for the projects either on their own or in collaboration with other companies.”
Going local, growing global
Through the years, SMEs and local businesses have always partnered CAG in Changi Airport’s journey to grow the air hub. For instance, projects that were run as part of the construction of the three-runway system were awarded to joint ventures formed by Samsung C&T Corporation and Koh Brothers, as well as another joint venture comprising Hock Lian Seng Infrastructure and Sembcorp Design and Construction.
These efforts are just the tip of the iceberg as CAG continues to look for ways to engage and work together with other local companies to realise new possibilities at Changi East.