14 Apr '11, 11am

Jobs closer to home, more housing near MRT stations

Jobs closer to home, more housing near MRT stations

Minister for National Development Mah Bow Tan speaking at the URA Corporate Plan Seminar at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN SINGAPOREANS can expect 'more than 10,000 dwelling units in vacant land around MRT stations such as Commonwealth, Queenstown and Bishan,' said Minister for National Development Mah Bow Tan on Thursday. This can take place in the next decade and beyond, and are higher-rise housing of more than 30 storeys. He was speaking at the URA Corporate Plan Seminar on Thursday, at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. The Minister mentioned in his speech that '2011 will be the year of the Concept Plan,' under a 'new phase of planning for Singapore's physical transformation.' Mr Mah said the URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority) has decided on a 6.5 million population figure as a planning assumption for the concept plan, though thi...

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