(Embargoed until after 13 Jun 02, 1pm)
Service improvements a way of life at BMTC
Newly improved systems such as e-registration, direct enlistment, e-exit permits
and better medical services are just some of the developments that have made the
enlistment and basic military training process a whole lot better.
At the Basic Military Training Centre (BMTC) in Pulau Tekong, these and other
improvements such as allowing enlistees to scan their SAF cards for entry into the
island, a well-equipped medical centre and a computer simulated marksmanship trainer
are among the many improvements made over the years to enhance the quality and
experience of basic military training. In Jan 2001, BMTC was awarded the ISO 9002
Standards by PSB. In Dec 2001, BMTC became the first military training school in
Singapore to be conferred the SQC Award.
The Service Improvement Unit Political Supervisory Committee (SIU) led by
Chairman, Dr Balaji Sadasivan (also the Minister of State of the Environment and
Health) will be visiting the BMTC at Pulau Tekong on Thursday, 13 Jun 02 to view the
improvements made. They will be viewing the direct enlistment process, training and
accommodation facilities for enlistees. The programme is at Annex A.
Your reporter and photographer/cameraman are invited to join the SIU members
in the tour of BMTC. They are also invited to interview Dr Balaji Sadasivan at the end of
the tour. They would need to assemble at the SAF Ferry Terminal on 13 Jun 02, 9.15
am. Please provide their names, IC and vehicle numbers, and list of equipment to Ann
Chan at Tel: 63327283 by Monday, 10 June 02.
Issued by : Ann Chan
Asst Public Affairs Manager
Public Service Division
Prime Minister’s Office
For Service Improvement Unit Secretariat
Date : 7 June 02
PROGRAM FOR SIU VISIT TO BMTC ON 13 JUN 02, 9.15AM
Date: 13 Jun 2002
Time: 0915 - 1300hrs
Venue: Basic Military Training Centre School 2
Pulau Tekong Besar
Time Program Remarks
0915hrs Assemble at SAF Ferry
0930hrs Ferry leaves for Pulau Tekong
1000hrs Media set up at Auditorium –
1030hrs SIU team to view Direct
1100hrs Tour of facilities and training View training conducted and
activities accommodation facilities for
enlistees provided by BMTC.
1200hrs Lunch at cookhouse Experience the type of food the
enlistees will eat.
1300hrs End of programme