The National Environment Agency (NEA) was formed under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) on 1 July 2002 to focus on the implementation of environmental policies.
Under the NEA, the divisions of Environmental Protection, Environmental Public Health, and Meteorological Services work together to ensure a quality environment for Singaporeans, for now and for generations to come.
The Environmental Protection Division plays a major role in protecting our environment. It implements programmes to monitor, reduce and prevent environmental pollution. It is also responsible for the operation of the four refuse incineration plants and off-shore sanitary landfill in Singapore. In order to conserve energy resources and landfill space, this Division implements programmes to minimize waste generation, and maximize recycling and energy conservation.
The Environmental Public Health Division ensures a high standard of public health through comprehensive ground surveillance and appropriate preventive measures. This Division is also responsible for the overall cleanliness in Singapore and a high standard of hygiene in our food retail industry. It also plays a lead role in enhancing our living environment through programmes such as the Hawker Centres Upgrading Programme (HUP) and Clean Public Toilets Programme.
The Meteorological Services Division continues to provide valuable weather information to support public health and socio-economic activities. It also issues haze alerts and provides vital meteorological services to the aviation and maritime communities and the military.
The NEA cannot do its work alone. It will work with its partners in the community, in industries and commerce, and the public sector to sustain a clean and healthy living environment loved and cared for by everyone.