30 Jun '12, 3am

770 Bedok flats to get EASE Programme with HIP

770 Bedok flats to get EASE Programme with HIP

SINGAPORE: Residents from 770 households in Blocks 134 to 139 Bedok North Street 2 will be the first HDB dwellers in Singapore to be offered the Enhancement for Active Seniors (EASE) Programme together with the Home Improvement Programme (HIP). Minister of State for National Development and Trade and Industry, Lee Yi Shyan, made the announcement at the launch of the "HIP with EASE" programme at Bedok North Street 2. From 1 July 2012, all HIP projects will be enhanced with additional optional items under the EASE programme. Residents may choose any combination of the improvements and pay only for the chosen improvements. As for elderly and vulnerable residents who may wish to get the improvements earlier, or whose blocks do not qualify for HIP, HDB will start the direct applications in Bukit Merah and Kallang/Whampoa. HDB will study the feedback over the next few months bef...

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