05 Oct '16, 1pm

Building on Mr Lee Kuan Yews Legacy of Housing a Nation | HDB InfoWEB

HDB has been presented with an artillery shell casing from the 21-gun salute fired during the State Funeral Procession of Mr Lee Kuan Yew on 29 March 2015, by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). This is in recognition of HDB’s contributions to nation building in Singapore since it was set up in 1960. 2 HDB CEO, Dr Cheong Koon Hean, said : “The late Mr Lee Kuan Yew is the key driver of public housing in Singapore. His vision of a home-owning society has given Singaporeans a tangible stake in the nation. Without his vision, Singaporeans today would not have a home they can call their own, upon which they can build their family and lives. Nor would HDB have the privilege to house almost an entire nation. We are deeply honoured to be a recipient of the artillery shell casing. It will always remind us of Mr Lee’s vision and spur us to build on his legacy, to give Singaporeans be...

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