Japan and Singapore to collaborate on R&D projects in used water treatment
Singapore’s national water agency PUB and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (Nedo) of Japan signed a Letter of
Intent yesterday to work together on R&D projects in the field of used water treatment. The projects will focus on enhancing the quality of used water and producing industrial grade water. Work is expected to start in January. Nedo is Japan’s largest public management organisation promoting R&D and the deployment of industrial, energy and environmental technologies. Water has been identified as a key engine of growth for the local economy. A total of $330 million has been committed over five years to develop the sector into a
hotbed of water technologies. Singapore is wooing R&D investments from international water players and encouraging local firms to venture overseas.