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Government is profiteering? Of course, not!

The Government did not set up the granite stockpile as a business. The issue of profit is not a relevant consideration because the motive in setting up such a stockpile is to help the industry cope with sudden shortages in granite. Release of the stock-pile is a contingency measure to help the industry cope while they contract and import from alternative sources of supply. The stockpile cannot be a convenient permanent alternative source of supply for the industry. We import granite mainly from our immediate neighbours, as well as from other regional sources. Recently, there was a sudden, hopefully temporary, disruption in supply from Indonesia. We decided to release the stockpile at $30 per tonne to help industry tide over the disruption.

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BCA awards scholarships to 160 ITE students

About 160 ITE students who study built environment courses have received scholarships from the Building and Construction Authority (BCA). The BCA Built Environment ITE scholarship, which was announced in January last year, aims to attract more locals to the growing sector. Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin handed out the scholarships at ITE College Central on Jan 28.

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