03 Dec '11, 12am

Updated with MP Baey Yam Keng's response.

Updated with MP Baey Yam Keng's response.

I was alerted to this post on TOC about why certain blocks are given priority over others. First of all, I am happy for Mr Teo B S whose block has been selected for LUP. I have a few blocks in my area too which are going to have the lifts extended to the top floor. Now that HDB is rolling out LUP to the last batch of eligible blocks, there is no issue about priority at all. As long as it is technically feasible and meets the budget (at $30k per benefiting unit), LUP will be offered to the residents. It does not mean that the issue faced by my residents whom I met last night will be resolved if Mr Teo’s block is delayed. As explained in my post, it is a very special case. The blocks involved are only 4 storeys high with fewer than 30 units per block. The challenge is that the blocks are segmented and three separate new lifts will have to be built to serve every unit in the ...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/12/prioritise-lift-upgra...

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