Updated: 06/19/2014 21:31

Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan on "Keeping Families Closer Together"



Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan on "Keeping Families Closer Together"

The Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan has blogged about "Keeping Families Closer Together". 

He writes that the Married Child Priority Scheme or MCPS has done just that, and cited the Kang family as an example. 

The MCPS doubled their chances in the BTO ballot, allowing them to secure a flat in Sengkang near 3 of their children. 

Minister Khaw says 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. 

Through dialogue sessions, the Ministry of National Development has found that most couples would like live in the same town or neighbourhood as their parents. 

Mr Khaw says his Ministry's job is to help them achieve that wish. 

It's already on track to deliver 28,000 new flats this year.

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