ECONOMY | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Daily Briefing: Grab tries to lure ComfortDelGro drivers; 24 consultants to receive HDB Awards 2017

And here's a new collaboration that will boost SMEs.

From e27:

According to Channel News Asia, who broke the news, Grab was offering a daily rental discount of up-to S$50 (US$36) to drivers who rented from the four local companies in its network. The companies are Premier, Prime, SMRT and TransCab (and are all of the other Taxi companies in Singapore besides Comfort).

Furthermore, if Comfort drivers switch to private-hire cars rented from Grab they will receive a S$1,688 (US$1,255) monthly discount upon completing 20 trips per week.

In February, Comfort DelGro introduced a ‘Flexi-rental’ scheme that reduced the daily rental fee from about S$100 (US$74) to S$85-90 (US$63-66) depending on the vehicle. A proposed discount of S$50 (US$36) would be a 70 per cent discount from the S$85 (US$63) cost.

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From PropertyGuru:

A total of 24 consultants and contractors are set to be honoured at the HDB Awards 2017 for projects that have shown excellent design as well as quality and innovative construction.

To be presented on Wednesday (6 September), the 12 design and 12 construction accolades recognise the Housing Board’s industry partners for their contributions.

“Delivering well-designed and quality homes for Singaporeans is a national endeavour. Even as HDB takes the lead in planning, design and construction of public housing, our architectural consultants and building contractors play an important role,” said HDB’s chief executive Dr Cheong Koon Hean.

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From e27:

Two government agencies in Singapore designed to cultivate and promote the city-state’s business community will be merging in an effort to streamline services in today’s digital economy.

The Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry, S Iswaran, announced today the merger of SPRING Singapore, an agency designed to support small business, and International Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore), which is tasked build the city-state into an international trading hub.

The new agency will be called Enterprise Singapore.

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