Hyflux Ltd is a leading provider of integrated environmental solutions offering a full suite of services from research and development, design and development, manufacturing of components, systems assembly, overall project management to operations and maintenance. African Business spoke to Winnifred Heap, the group’s senior executive vice-president, for this company profile.
Africa needs infrastructure development and investment. Good infrastructure is necessary for growth and development, which should provide jobs and opportunities as well as increased standards of living. In order to address this infrastructure gap, Africa needs contributions and investments from Africa and the rest of the world. The African Development Bank is making Infrastructure development one of its five operational priorities. Asia, which equally has massive infrastructural gaps, is addressing the problem through a number of approaches, including creating increased access to infrastructure funding, and utilizing the experience of other countries within and outside Asia. Singapore, a small city state, has made sustainable contributions to infrastructure development in Asia and is now going beyond Asia. Singapore is now venturing into Africa and would do well to increase engagements with Africa for mutual benefit.