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RP unveils the RP Rain Garden

03 Jan 2018



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  • Source: The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Permission required for reproduction.

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    Source: The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Permission required for reproduction.

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 workforce.