05 October 2001 04:33 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (CNI)--Singapore authorities have tightened security at key installations in the wake of the 11 September terrorist attacks, setting up police road blocks to Jurong Island, one of Asia's key petrochemical hubs.
The city-state has placed police on alert and Defence Minister Dr Tony Tan said that the government is strengthening homeland defences in order to prevent and deter terrorists attacks.
"We have to step up surveillance. We are doing so of course in sensitive installations," said Dr Tan.
The Jurong Island complex, just to the south of the main island of Singapore, has attracted some 55 companies with a total investment of S$21bn ($11.8bn Euro12.8bn) and output value of S$15bn per year.
The complex will continue to grow to 3200 hectares in 2004 as the government continues to reclaim land from the ocean.
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