Singapore wants only data centres that are efficient

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Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. Currently an independent business technology journalist and content specialist based in Singapore, she has over 20 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings.

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Posted in By The Way

on January 14, 2022

| Topic: Data Centers

Singapore says it will allow new data centres to be erected on the city-state, following a temporary halt on the construction of such facilities. These sites, however, will need to demonstrate high “resource efficiency”. 

The government would be “more selective” of the data centres it planned to accommodate, said Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong, in his written reply to a question posed during this week’s parliament session. 

Noting that the country remained open to data centre investments, he said these should result in facilities that were “best in class in terms of resource efficiency” and could contribute towards Singapore’s economic and strategic objectives. 

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