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NO. 27]Friday, September 12 [1986

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 25th August 1986 and assented to by the President on 2nd September 1986:—
Jurong Town Corporation (Amendment) Act 1986

(No. 27 of 1986)

I assent.

2nd September 1986.
Date of Commencement: 19th September 1986
An Act to amend the Jurong Town Corporation Act (Chapter 209 of the Revised Edition).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Jurong Town Corporation (Amendment) Act 1986 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
Repeal and re-enactment of section 7
2.  Section 7 of the Jurong Town Corporation Act (referred to in this Act as the principal Act) is repealed and the following section substituted therefor:
Appointment of chief executive officer and other employees
7.—(1)  The Corporation shall, after consultation with the Public Service Commission and with the approval of the Minister, appoint a chief executive officer on such terms and conditions as the Corporation may determine.
(2)  The chief executive officer shall —
(a)be known by such designation as the Corporation may determine;
(b)be responsible to the Corporation for the proper administration and management of the functions and affairs of the Corporation in accordance with the policy laid down by the Corporation; and
(c)not be removed from office without the consent of the Minister.
(3)  If the chief executive officer is temporarily absent from Singapore, or is temporarily unable to perform his duties by reason of illness or otherwise, another person may be appointed by the Corporation to act in the place of the chief executive officer during any such period of absence from duty.
(4)  The Corporation may from time to time appoint and employ such other employees and agents as it thinks fit for the effective performance of its functions on such terms and conditions as the Corporation may determine.”.
Amendment of section 13
3.  Section 13 of the principal Act is amended —
(a)by deleting subsection (1) and substituting the following subsection:
(1)  The functions of the Corporation are —
(a)to develop and manage industrial estates and sites in Singapore or elsewhere; and
(b)to provide facilities to enhance the operation of industries and social amenities for the advancement and the well-being of persons living and working in such industrial estates and sites.”;
(b)by deleting the word “duties” in the second line of subsection (2) and substituting the word “functions”;
(c)by deleting the words “said duty” in subsection (2)(a) and substituting the word “functions”;
(d)by deleting the word “duties” in subsection (2)(d) and substituting the word “functions”; and
(e)by deleting the word “Duties” in the marginal note and substituting the word “Functions”.
Amendment of section 27A
4.  Section 27A of the principal Act is amended by inserting, immediately after subsection (3), the following subsection:
(4)  The Corporation may, with the written approval of the Minister, grant loans to any company in which the Corporation holds any shares.”.