A month after announcing the creation of the first overseas job in a new “gST tourism” zone in Singapore, the government has announced it will soon begin hiring staff from India.
The country is set to open its first overseas “gst tourism” job zone, the first for a Singaporean and first for India, on June 28.
The announcement came after India became the first country to be designated as a “gSt tourism” destination.
The new job, which will last two years, will involve the hiring of about 50 people, including about 25 “partners” and the training of 10 others.
The government will also fund the development of an English language curriculum in Indian language schools for the Indians, who will be given training at a Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) teaching centre, a government official told Reuters news agency on Friday.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media.
“It’s a very good start, because we will soon start training people from India and we will also give them training in English,” said the official, who declined to be identified.
“This is the first step in the direction to attract more people and get more people from the region.”
In June, the Indian government was awarded $7.5 million (RM1.2 billion) from the Singapore Government for the establishment of a new job zone for India in Singapore.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a “golden future” for India when he visits Singapore next year.
The move comes after a series of other projects in India were announced by the government to attract foreign talent.
In September, it was announced that the government would set up an office for Indian-origin people in Singapore for five years.
In June last year, it also launched a new foreign-language training programme for students from across the region.
Last year, the Singapore government established an Indian-language university, which opened in February.
In July, it opened a new international college for Indian students.