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Coronavirus

Singapore races to become Southeast Asia's vaccine distribution hub

Changi Airport adds cold storage capacity to capture transport demand

By facilitating vaccine distribution, Changi Airport seeks to spur cargo traffic and the eventual return of passengers. (Photo courtesy of Changi Airport Group)

TOKYO -- Singapore Changi Airport seeks to become the coronavirus vaccine distribution hub for Southeast Asia, boosting its cold storage capacity and forming a task force to oversee the project.

The Changi Ready Task Force is a consortium of 18 companies and groups, including Singapore's Civil Aviation Authority and the airport's operator, Changi Airport Group. Its mission is to upgrade facilities with the aim of enhancing coordination across the entire industry and smoothing out the process of delivering COVID-19 vaccines.

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