FCG Singapore is specialized in studies and project design in water supply and sanitation, urban and livable cities development, solid waste management, climate and disaster resilient infrastructure and environmental management. In addition, we also cover project implementation, contract supervision and procurement services on public private participation and other modalities. Recently we have extended our services to new sectors like agriculture, green housing and resilient transportation.
All our projects – directly or indirectly - address poverty as well as contribute to reducing inequalities and supporting gender equality. Capacity building and institutional strengthening of our partner organisations are also embedded in our approach.
Here are a few examples of our work:
Climate Resilient Solutions for Improved Water Supply for a Vulnerable Kiribati Atoll
The South Tarawa Water Supply Project will reduce the incidence of waterborne disease and improve the public health, through the establishment of climate resilient water supply assets, desalination plants with solar power supply as well as improved water network and hygiene practices.
The need for the project is obvious, as the current water supply situation is challenging due to a rapidly growing population caused by migration from outer islands.
Water resources are fragile for topographic and climatic reasons. This is further complicated by issues of land ownership, water rights and haphazard human actions. Even without population growth, the available water does neither even nearly meet the demand, nor the absolute minimum quantity and quality required for basic drinking, cooking and personal hygiene needs. The current project implemented since early 2019 supports the project management unit in project preparation. Our role is to undertake surveys, detailed designs, procurement processes, social and environmental safeguards due diligence and community engagement activities.
Modernizing Solid Waste Management in Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste’s capital city Dili lacks a modern system for solid waste collection and disposal. A number of private truck operators collect the waste from open and often overflowing containers, and haul it to a dumpsite in Tibar that is operated with very few environmental protection measures. A significant amount of the waste remains uncollected, either being illegally dumped or burnt within residential areas. Some of the garbage is discarded in the drainage system, causing flooding or ending up in the ocean. Heavy smoke emanates from the dumpsite as parts of it are perpetually in fire due to waste pickers attempting to salvage valuable materials from the waste by burning it.
The Government of Timor-Leste, supported by the Asian Development Bank, has designed a project to modernize the waste collection system and rebuilt the dumpsite as a controlled landfill. Both the waste collection and landfill remediation and operation will be contracted to private service providers, with the investment entirely financed by the Government of Timor-Leste.
Our role in the Project is to support the Government and Dili Municipality as a Transaction Advisor, supporting the bidding process and selection of qualified service providers for both waste collection and landfill contracts. We are also assisting in optimizing the collection network and preparing the specifications for bins, collection truck fleet and other equipment to be purchased by the Government.
The ultimate goal is to contribute to improved public health and safety and the environmental amenity of Timor-Leste’s capital city, making it an increasingly attractive place for residents and visitors alike.
Paving Way for a Modernized Agricultural Market in Punjab, Pakistan
The core problem addressed by the project is the inefficiency of wholesale agricultural markets in Punjab. There is a lack of institutional support for quality standards and compliance, and operations are inefficient. The physical markets in Punjab are old, congested and unsanitary.
Through the project, FCG facilitates the modernization of the wholesale market. It is made more attractive by services such as waste management, mobility, security, training, digital applications and a wide range of other business support services. This will allow each business to concentrate on their core activity with all related needs met on-site.
Specific measures will be developed to support the poor and vulnerable in adapting to the changes and to provide new opportunities for their involvement in the sector.
Actions to support gender equality are considered by enhancing female entrepreneurship and increasing participation of female workers.
Additionally, environmentally friendly, sustainable, climate efficient and resilient infrastructure design and renewable energy options will be adopted.