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NO. 41]Friday, October 8 [2004

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 21st September 2004 and assented to by the President on 27th September 2004:—
Public Utilities (Amendment) Act 2004

(No. 39 of 2004)

I assent.

27th September 2004.
Date of Commencement: 8th October 2004
An Act to amend the Public Utilities Act (Chapter 261 of the 2002 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 Public Utilities (Amendment) Act 2004 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
Repeal and re-enactment of section 13
2.  Section 13 of the Public Utilities Act is repealed and the following section substituted therefor:
Power to borrow
13.—(1)  For the discharge of its functions or duties under this Act or any other written law, the Board may, from time to time, raise loans from the Government or, with the approval of the Minister, raise loans within or outside Singapore from such source as the Minister may direct by —
(a)mortgage, overdraft or other means, with or without security;
(b)charge, whether legal or equitable, on any property vested in the Board or on any other revenue receivable by the Board under this Act or any other written law; or
(c)the creation and issue of bonds or any other instrument as the Minister may approve.
(2)  For the purposes of this section, the power to raise loans shall include the power to make any financial agreement whereby credit facilities are granted to the Board for the purchase of goods, materials or things.”.