Whether it’s the luxurious Marina Bay Residences or the upcoming Gardens by the Bay, Singapore’s cityscape is constantly being reinvented. To raise awareness of the opportunities in the building and construction industry, Woh Hup (Private) Limited, a veteran Singapore builder, has established the Woh Hup Scholarship at the National University of Singapore (NUS).
The Scholarships will be awarded annually to Year 3 students at the Department of Building (School of Design and Environment) and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Faculty of Engineering).
“Investing in education, easing the financial burden for students is the right thing to do,” says Mr Eugene Yong, Director, Woh Hup (Private) Limited. “When a company does well, it should give back to society.”
Over the 83 years of its operation in Singapore, Woh Hup has headlined many landmark projects, like Clifford Pier (opened in June 1933), World Trade Centre (1980) and Icon (2007). Looking ahead, Mr Yong believes that this is an interesting time to enter the industry as the country moves from a needs-based build philosophy to one that recognises the need for better quality structures. “Singapore is on its way to becoming a world-class city, so there is a push to provide first-class infrastructure. There is also a recognition that the build environment helps in the development of the social fabric of the country. This will provide many opportunities for the young generation to be involved in interesting projects.”
Woh Hup, which currently employs 30 NUS alumni, also has a Woh Hup Bursary, established since 1977, for deserving students at the University.
The construction industry in Singapore currently employs around 400,000 people and in 2009 contributed five percent to the country’s Gross Domestic Product.
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