HDB 'on track' with new flats

HDB 'on track' with new flats
HANDED OVER: Compassvale Ancilla Build-To- Order flats at Sengkang Central were handed over to HDB.

The Government's promise to build 28,000 new Housing Board flats this year is well on track.

After witnessing the handover to HDB of the Compassvale Ancilla precinct, a Build-To-Order (BTO) project in Sengkang yesterday, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan wrote in a Facebook post: "This event marks the completion of 14,000 new flats so far this year. Another 14,000 new flats are on track to be completed in the next six months.

"This will be in line with our promise of building 28,000 new flats in 2014."

The minister also commented on recent housing dialogue sessions, saying his ministry found out that most couples would like to live in the same town or neighbourhood as their parents, and that the Government's job is to help them realise their wish.

Mr Khaw said the Government has been able to facilitate multi-generational living through schemes like the Studio Apartment Priority Scheme, where half of studio apartments are reserved for seniors applying for one near their current home or close to their married children.

There is also the Multi-Generation Priority Scheme, which allows parents and their married children to book a flat each in the same BTO project, he said.


This article was first published on June 20, 2014.
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