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Constructed in collaboration with PUB (Public Utilities
Board), Singapore’s national water agency, the RP
Rain Garden was unveiled on 3 January 2018, during
the RP Open House week. This event was attended by
Guest-of-Honour Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State
for the Environment and Water Resources.
This outdoor learning facility provides students
with the opportunity to examine and test water
collected from the rain garden so that they can better
understand the role of natural elements like plants
and soil in the management of storm water runoffs.
Also launched at this event was our first-ever
SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (ELP) in the
waste management sector.
This 18-month programme leads to a Diploma
in Applied Science (Environmental Services and
Management). It will benefit the environmental
services industry in building a skilled and resident