LTA chief redeployed as MND Permanent Secretary

Romesh NavaratnarajahSeptember 9, 2014

The Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) Chief Executive, Chew Hock Yong (pictured), will be appointed Second Permanent Secretary, Ministry of National Development (MND) on 1 October.

In a statement, the Public Service Division said he will oversee the new Municipal Services Office announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the recent National Day Rally.

Chew, 49, will also be involved in MND’s strategic and land planning, and housing portfolios.

After joining the Administrative Service in 1991, he worked in various government agencies including the Finance and Home Affairs ministries.

In 2004 he was appointed Deputy Secretary of the then Ministry of Community Development and Sports, and since 2010 he had helmed the LTA.

Meanwhile, Chew Men Leong becomes LTA’s new chief from next month. He currently serves as Chief Executive of the Public Utilities Board.

Photo by LTA.


Romesh Navaratnarajah, Singapore Editor of PropertyGuru Group, wrote this story. To contact him about this or other stories email



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