03 Mar '12, 12am

More HDB flats get Home Improvement Programme

More HDB flats get Home Improvement Programme

Mr S. K. Nair and his wife, who live in a four-room flat in Yishun Street 21, are all smiles after the flats in their area were the first to be upgraded under the Housing Board's Home Improvement Programme (HIP). -- BERITA HARIAN PHOTO: NADZRI EUNOS By Daryl Chin When engineer Henry Toh moved into a four-room resale flat in Toa Payoh three years ago, he just could not find time to renovate it. But thanks to a Housing Board (HDB) scheme to upgrade older flats, he was able to opt for new doors to be installed and the bathrooms done up for about $1,000 last year. Mr Toh, 46, is among the beneficiaries of the Home Improvement Programme (HIP) which the HDB rolled out at a faster pace last year, doubling the number of beneficiaries from 5,800 then to about 10,000 households now. It was first launched in 2007. Under the scheme, repairs to correct faults such as spalling concrete ...

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