14 Apr '11, 8am

More homes to be built in Central and West areas: Mah Bow Tan

More homes to be built in Central and West areas: Mah Bow Tan

SINGAPORE: More housing will be injected in the Central and West Regions, where there are currently proportionately more jobs than homes, said National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan. Mr Mah was speaking at the URA Corporate Plan Seminar, and was revealing the key thrusts of Concept Plan 2011 that will chart the land use, infrastructure development and vision for Singapore in the next 40 to 50 years. More homes will be built in popular towns such as Punggol, Sengkang, Yishun and Choa Chu Kang to cater to population growth. Choa Chu Kang will be progressively developed and expanded starting as early as next year, said Mr Mah. In tandem, communal facilities like neighbourhood parks and places of worship will also be developed. Mr Mah said beyond the medium term, new towns and housing areas, such as Tengah will be opened up. At the same time, more commercial and industrial ...

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