12 Oct '11, 11am

Govt pledges \\"good, affordable housing\\" for all S'poreans

SINGAPORE: The government sees Tengah and Bidadari as potential residential towns as it plans ahead for a growing population. This was mentioned on Wednesday in the National Development Ministry's addendum to the President's Address. The addendum was issued by Minister Khaw Boon Wan. Highlighting his ministry's commitment to achieve sustainable economic, social and environmental outcomes, Mr Khaw said: "We will balance competing land demands to achieve sustainable economic, social and environmental outcomes. We will create underground space and reclaim from the sea, wherever viable. "We will also build infrastructure ahead of demand and start to prepare for new towns at Tengah and Bidadari. They will not be needed soon, but we are planning ahead so as to retain flexibility." Mr Khaw also reaffirmed his ministry's goal to provide good, affordable housing. He noted that more...

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