SINGAPORE: In a blog post on Thursday (June 19), National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan wrote that 14,000 new Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats have been completed so far this year, and another 14,000 new flats are on track to be completed in the next six months.
This is in line with the Government's plan of building 28,000 new flats this year, Mr Khaw added.
He also commented on the recent housing dialogue sessions, saying the MND 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.
Earlier, Minister of State for National Development Mohamad Maliki Osman said tweaking the quota system is one option the government could look into, to improve the chances of those hoping to live near their parents.
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 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 added. - CNA/xy
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