HDB commits $1b to upgrade 85,000 households in 8 towns

The Housing and Development Board (HDB) has committed another $1 billion to upgrade eight towns.

Deputy PM and Minister for Home Affairs, Wong Kan Seng announced this at the HDB’s 50th anniversary celebrations on Sunday.

The eight towns are in the Central zone, namely Ang Mo Kio, Toa Payoh, Bishan, Serangoon, Kallang/Whampoa, Queesntown, Bukit Merah and Central.

This is on top of $3.4 billion spent since 1990, which has benefited some 150,000 households there.

Mr Wong said the additional spending would be used to upgrade the living environment of another 85,000 households, through programmes like Home Improvement and Lift Upgrading.

“I can assure you that as long as we have the financial resources, the government will continue to expand upgrading programmes to all other households eligible,” said Mr Wong.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 18 Apr 2010

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