LTA current chief Ngien Hoon Ping, who took on the role in November 2016, will leave the administrative service to join an unnamed social enterprise.Current JTC chief Ng Lang will replace him, while SLA chief Tan Boon Khai will take over Mr Ng's job.
Meanwhile, current SLA deputy chief executive Mr Simon Ong Hung Eng will step up as the acting chief executive of the authority.The changes were announced in a joint statement by the Ministry of Transport (MOT), Ministry of Trade and Industry, and Ministry of Law on Wednesday (Aug 6).
MOT said Mr Ngien had served with distinction and devotion."He brought a sharp focus to LTA's core roles and set LTA firmly on its transformation course," said MOT."His emphasis of a strong work ethos, anchored on the values of safer, better and more cost-effective, has strengthened LTA internally to become a leaner, sharper and more collaborative organisation."
Under Mr Ngien's leadership, the LTA achieved milestones such as the significant improvement in rail reliability, with a benchmark showing an almost-tenfold improvement in the area.He is also credited with leading the delivery of several major infrastructure projects such as the Thomson-East Coast Line, Mandai Depot and the new Lornie Highway.
He also contributed to the launch of the Land Transport Master Plan 2040, which sets out the goals for Singapore's future land transport system.Mr Ngien's replacement at LTA, Mr Ng, will step down from JTC after helming it since September 2017.
MTI said Mr Ng had overseen the development of the next-generation industrial estates in Jurong Innovation District, Punggol Digital District and Woodlands North Coast to help anchor and transform key growth sectors.He was also credited with driving the rejuvenation plans for older industrial estates. This includes the development of the Sungei Kadut Eco-district to support the transformation of manufacturing and anchor new growth industries.
Within JTC, he laid the groundwork to digitalise how it works and transact with customers. He had also championed sustainability efforts across JTC's industrial estates.Mr Ng's successor Mr Tan has headed SLA since May 2015.The Law Ministry said he transformed it into a forward-looking and customer-centric organisation.
It said his work has helped to allow SLA to introduce a broad range of business-centric initiatives such as price-concept tenders and the enhancement of state properties. Read more: The Straits Times »
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