'Made in Singapore' TV Series Boosts Manufacturing Sector

The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) has commissioned a television variety show in an effort to invigorate Singapore's manufacturing sector.

The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) has commissioned a television variety show in an effort to invigorate Singapore's manufacturing sector.

The "Made in Singapore" series, featuring local celebrities, presents manufacturing as hip and interesting. The eight episode program is set in various manufacturing facilities, including ExxonMobile, Chartered Semiconductor, Sanmina SCI, and Nestle. In response to a growing skills shortage in the manufacturing sector, the program aims to give an up-to-date picture of modern manufacturing in Singapore.

Manufacturing has long been the main catalyst of Singapore's economic growth. A strong focus on innovation and R&D has sustained Singapore's manufacturing sector, comprising a record 28% of the country's GDP in 2005.

As part of Singapore's Manufacturing 2018 initiative, Singapore is aiming to double its total manufacturing output to S$300 (US$177 billion) and create 15,000 manufacturing jobs from new projects every year.

Links to "Made in Singapore"

http://www.edb.gov.sg/edb/sg/en_uk/index/why_singapore/made_in_singapore.html

http://www.edb.gov.sg/edb/sg/en_uk/index/news_room/news/2006/0.html

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