15 Apr '11, 8am

Govt plans more housing in Central, West regions: The Singapore government will boost housing in line with the p...

The Singapore government will boost housing in line with the population growth, and plans to expand towns like Sengkang, Choa Chu Kang , Yishun and Punggol over the next 45 to 50 years, said National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan at the URA Corporate Plan Seminar 2011. "Our current towns will be redeveloped and expanded to provide affordable and good quality housing in popular areas like Punggol, Sengkang, Yishun and Choa Chu Kang," he said. "Beyond the medium term, we will also open up new towns in areas such as Tengah." Aside from ensuring more housing supply in the Central and the West regions, the government is also bringing jobs closer to homes by having more equal job-to-worker distribution across the island. "Under Concept Plan 2011, we will inject more housing in the Central Region and the West Region, where currently there are proportionately more jobs than hom...

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