18 Oct '11, 1pm

Fine-tuning of housing policies called for: SINGAPORE : The MP for Holland Bukit Timah GRC, Christopher De Souza...

SINGAPORE : Mr Christopher De Souza, an MP for Holland Bukit Timah GRC, said that though housing policies need fine-tuning, the foundation of these policies is still sturdy. He was responding to concerns expressed by Non-Constituency MP Gerald Giam of the Workers' Party (WP) on the public housing situation in Singapore. "BTO flats do not solve the immediate housing problem, because it takes up to three years before the new flat owners get their keys. In the meantime, many are still without a home of their own," said Mr Giam in Parliament. Responding, Mr De Souza said: ""While we can agree that these policies need fine-tuning, what I cannot agree with the Member (Mr Giam) is that the foundations of the policies are incorrect because... 80 per cent of Singaporeans live in public housing and 80 per cent of Singaporeans own their own homes. So I beg to differ; I think I was co...

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