14 Nov '11, 11am

99% of HDB estates installed with features to improve mobility

99% of HDB estates installed with features to improve mobility

By the end of this year, Housing Board estates islandwide will be fully equipped with Barrier-Free Accessibility (BFA) features. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO By Shuli Sudderuddin By the end of this year, Housing Board estates islandwide will be fully equipped with Barrier-Free Accessibility (BFA) features. Ninety-nine per cent, or 7,712 of the blocks, have already been installed with features like ramps, railings and levelled steps, the Housing Board announced on Monday. Twelve out of 15 town councils have completed the BFA programme while Marine Parade, Tampines, and Potong Pasir Town Councils are near completion and on track to complete the programme this year. This year marks the end of the five-year programme launched by the Ministry of National Development (MND) in 2006 to improve mobility in estates, providing access in a pragmatic, purposeful way. Please enable JavaScri...

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