16 Apr '11, 10am

7 HUDC blocks in Hougang to be privatised

SINGAPORE: Seven blocks of HUDC flats in opposition-held Hougang will be privatised, after residents voted strongly for the move. They are blocks 344 to 350 in Hougang, Avenue 7. In the mandate exercise conducted in February, 81.5 per cent or 233 out of 286 units voted for privatisation. The results were announced by the protem committee at Hougang Community Club on Saturday. The road to privatisation took two-and-a-half years. Hougang Grassroots Organisations adviser and member of the People's Action Party (PAP), Eric Low, said that during the process, one issue was over the estimated amount from the sinking fund set aside for the estate. "My understanding, which I empathize with them (residents), is that until today, they have still not heard from the town council the estimated amount that they have put aside...the residents are asking, 'We are now going to privatise. We...

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