SINGAPORE: The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) may have a brand new chief government subsequent month with the appointment of Mr Teo Eng Dih, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) mentioned on Friday (Aug 5).
Mr Teo, who’s presently Deputy Secretary (Coverage) of the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), will take over from present MPA chief government Quah Ley Hoon from Sep 5.
He might be appointed as chief government (designate) of MPA from Aug 8 to Sep 4, concurrent to his appointment within the Defence Ministry.
As deputy secretary (coverage), Mr Teo was answerable for MINDEF’s defence coverage and diplomacy, strategic and public communications, and Whole Defence. In the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, he helped to coordinate the ministry’s efforts to assist the nationwide battle in opposition to the illness.
He additionally oversaw the enlargement of defence cooperation with worldwide companions and strengthening of collaborations on the ASEAN Defence Ministers Assembly (ADMM) platform, in addition to enhanced MINDEF’s public engagement initiatives, which included revamping the Singapore Discovery Centre.
Previous to MINDEF, Mr Teo was particular assistant to then-Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean. He had additionally served in numerous authorities companies within the areas of coverage and planning, manpower, technique, expertise, local weather change, enterprise companies and worldwide commerce.
Ms Quah assumed the place of MPA’s chief government on Jan 1, 2019.
She was “instrumental” in main MPA to “navigate the disruptions brought on by COVID-19, whereas urgent on with the event and transformation of Singapore’s worldwide maritime centre and international hub port”, mentioned MOT.
These embrace efforts such because the sea-air-vaccination train and the ocean crew vaccination initiative to safeguard the well being of native maritime staff and crew members onboard ships calling at Singapore.
She additionally led MPA to finish the Tuas Port Section 1 reclamation final 12 months, which was a “important milestone” within the improvement of Singapore’s next-generation port.