Punggol Motorists first to pledge for UN road safety campaign
Singapore, 15 April 2011- Shell today celebrated the official opening of its first station in Punggol after winning the bid for the site last year. As the company commemorates 120 illustrious years in Singapore, the opening marks Shell’s continued commitment to serving the needs of the local community.
Located at 821 Punggol Road, the newest Shell site is their first in the area and the second petrol station in the estate. Now, over 82,000 Punggol residents will be able to enjoy the greater benefits and convenience with the new Shell station, as it will not only enable customers to fill up their tanks with quality Shell fuels, but also to pay their Singapore Power, mobile phone and credit card bills, and enjoy the comprehensive range of products and services at alliance partner 7-Eleven’s convenient one-stop shop.
“We are delighted to finally open our doors in the heart of Punggol. The new site will no doubt help address the need from residents in the estate. We look forward to being part of the Punggol community and serving our motoring customers better with quality Shell fuels and convenience,” said Ms Dawn Phang, General Manager, Retail Sales and Operations, Shell Singapore.
The opening ceremony will also kick off Shell’s drive with the Singapore Road Safety Council to help raise awareness of safety on the roads. Motorists in Punggol will be the first to be able to pledge their support towards the Safe Roads Singapore campaign at the Shell Punggol station. Supported by the Singapore Traffic Police, the campaign is part of a larger global initiative led by the United Nations, a Decade of Action for Road Safety, which aims to reduce road fatalities by 50% from their forecast level in 2020. This would mean that over 5 million lives could be saved and 50 million injuries avoided worldwide.
Drivers all over Singapore will be able to participate in this initiative as Shell will roll out the programme at stations islandwide. By signing any of the pledge books found in Shell stations across the island, motorists will be able to show their support for the global cause. In Singapore, a target of half a million pledges has been set, and will be presented to the United Nations at the end of the campaign as a sign of the nation’s commitment towards road safety.
“Deepening our partnership with Shell is a unique opportunity for us to continue to strengthen our engagement with the Singapore’s motorists about safety on the road. By reaching out through Shell’s network of stations islandwide, we hope that this combined effort will help to spread the message of road safety to more drivers in Singapore,” Mr. Bernard Tay PBM, Chairman of Singapore Road Safety Council & Chairman of Safe Roads Singapore Campaign Steering Committee.
Mr. Richard Seah, CEO of 7-Eleven Singapore, adds: “The 7-Eleven team is glad to be part of yet another milestone made by Shell. For the Punggol residents, the 7-Eleven@Shell provides convenience to top-up their food and drinks and also their cashcard, ezlink card and autopass for Malaysian-registered vehicles. We are also proud to participate in the spreading of the road safety message by having a pledge book in every 7-Eleven@Shell store islandwide.”