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Listening to the Environment and Water Minister of Singapore Masagos Zulkifli talking about the work of his ministry, I was sadly reminded of the hollow speeches by some Arab environment ministers.Singapore has pronounced 2018 as Climate Action Year. Singapore has an area of 712 square kilometers, making it 15 times smaller than Lebanon, and even smaller than Bahrain, which is one of the smallest island states in the world. Singapore has a population of 5.6 million, which is 30 percent more than Lebanon and four times larger than Bahrain. Singapore's GDP per capita exceeds $53,000, making it among the highest in the world and higher than all Arab countries except one.Singapore has a unique and sophisticated urban organization. A small island belonging to Singapore has been allocated to safely bury the ashes of the incinerators and the residues of recycling, with a plan in progress to reduce the amount of waste to reach "zero waste" in 20 years.
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