Chan Chun Sing: No strong Singapore without strong scientists and technologists

Fuhua Secondary students Ozair Hasan (left), 15, and James Ng (right), 15, share their winning Quantum-X machine with Acting Minister for Social and Family Development and Senior Minister of State for Defence Chan Chun Sing (centre). About 200 students from 20 schools took part in this year's Singapore Amazing Machine Competition.

SINGAPORE - "There cannot be a strong Singapore with a strong economy or strong defence system without a strong hall of scientists and technologists among us," he said. "Many of the things you do today may seem basic, but they form the building blocks of the things that we need to achieve in the coming years."

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