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Subsidies for hawkers only a short-term solution

Nov 21, 2018 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

The idea that the National Environment Agency (NEA) pay half of hawkers' dish-washing fees next year and, in 2020, pay 30 per cent is very unrealistic (Subsidies for social enterprise hawkers; Nov 17).

The hawkers are looking for long-term solutions, not short-term gains from the authorities.

What will happen after 2020, when there are no more subsidies'

Inflation will keep going up year after year and low-wage workers' salaries are likely to increase as well.

Also, w...