MSO calls for proposals for sensors, other solutions to address secondhand smoke from neighbouring homes
SINGAPORE: To address the issue of secondhand smoke from neighbouring homes, the Municipal Services Office (MSO) on Friday (Sep 10) called for proposals from enterprises to develop possible solutions. These should be able to eliminate secondhand smoke at its source or prevent the smoke from enter
SINGAPORE: To address the issue of secondhand smoke from neighbouring homes, the Municipal Services Office (MSO) on Friday (Sep 10) called for proposals from enterprises to develop possible solutions.These should be able to eliminate secondhand smoke at its source or prevent the smoke from entering neighbouring units.
There is also a call for smoke sensor solutions to help residents in resolving disputes.MSO said the sensors should be able to pinpoint the source of secondhand smoke, record the source, time and duration of each smoking incident, as well as identify the type and intensity of smoke in the claimant's home.
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LinkedIn SINGAPORE: To address the issue of secondhand smoke from neighbouring homes, the Municipal Services Office (MSO) on Friday (Sep 10) called for proposals from enterprises to develop possible solutions.Chinese diplomat and politician China and the US are working on separate plans for how to deal with Afghanistan’s new , with Beijing warning that terrorist groups were already crossing the borders into neighbouring countries.Firefighters extinguished the blaze -- which was mostly contained within one block that housed prisoners jailed on drug charges -- at around 3 am (2000 GMT Tuesday) and evacuated the victims..
These should be able to eliminate secondhand smoke at its source or prevent the smoke from entering neighbouring units. There is also a call for smoke sensor solutions to help residents in resolving disputes. Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his counterparts that China would donate 200 million yuan (US$31 million) in aid to Afghanistan, including food and an initial batch of 3 million doses of coronavirus vaccines . MSO said the sensors should be able to pinpoint the source of secondhand smoke, record the source, time and duration of each smoking incident, as well as identify the type and intensity of smoke in the claimant's home. Jakarta police chief Fadil Imran earlier told media that 72 had minor injuries. This will help to address challenges aggrieved residents face in engaging their smoking neighbour in dialogue or mediation, the agency added. Wang again called on the Taliban to cut its ties with all terrorist groups and said China would work with countries in the region to trace and crack down on terrorist groups which “have scattered and infiltrated into Afghanistan’s neighbouring countries”. Speaking at a workshop for the call for proposals, Senior Minister of State for National Development Sim Ann said secondhand smoke drifting from neighbouring homes is a “complex, long-standing problem” brought to the fore as more people spend time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
While smoking in common areas such as HDB corridors, void decks and stairwells is prohibited, the Government is unlikely to ban or restrict smoking within people's homes, she said. “We demand the Taliban completely cut ties with all extremist forces and take forceful combative measures. Authorities were still investigating the cause of the incident at Tangerang Penitentiary, just outside the capital Jakarta, but suspected an electrical fault may have been to blame. “This is because any such restrictions would be highly intrusive. It would entail the use of investigation and enforcement powers in the private spaces of all households, smokers or not," she added.” Wang said China would work with countries in the region to help Afghanistan rebuild its economy and society, as well as fight terrorist groups and the illegal drug trade. “Moreover, there are significant practical challenges to enforcing such restrictions, given current technological limitations. "The fire spread quickly and there was no time to open some cells. This may lead to the deployment of extensive manpower and resources without achieving effective outcomes. Key players in the Taliban’s new Afghan government Story continues Wang also said China’s border crossing with Afghanistan should remain open to ensure delivery of goods.
” Related: Secondhand smoke a 'public health concern', says Louis Ng, proposing ban on smoking near home balconies, windows MSO is testing more targeted public education efforts, such as the use of joint advisories to encourage people to smoke considerately, if not quit smoking entirely. It is also reviewing how to strengthen the effectiveness of community mediation, and to make the last resort of filing a case at the Community Dispute Resolution Tribunal more accessible and effective. “The US and its allies bear the main responsibility for the Afghanistan refugees problem. When the guards found out, the fire had already spread, and that's where we found the victims," Laoly added. Enterprises whose proposals are awarded could receive support for their solutions in a few areas. They include technical mentorship by HDB engineers and architects, access to test-bed facilities at HDB’s Centre of Building Research, test-bed opportunities in HDB estates as well as funding from Enterprise Singapore. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi suggested “ that we may give consideration to the idea to invite Afghanistan in future”, adding that its participation “will augment this forum’s effectiveness in pursuing our shared objectives for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan”. Source: CNA/cc(gs) . Laoly confirmed that there were two foreign nationals, a South African and a Portuguese, among the dead, but did not elaborate on their convictions.