Mah Bow Tan says home upgrading works will be affordable for all

National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan has given the assurance that no household will be left out of the benefits of basic home improvement works.

Mr Mah, who is also MP for Tampines GRC, was speaking at the launch of an upgrading project at a Tampines precinct.

Under the scheme – known as the Home Improvement Programme – introduced last year, basic repairs are fully funded by the government, while residents pay for other non-essential works.

And although rising costs have been a concern for many, Mr Mah said the bill will remain affordable for all. And the Housing and Development Board has schemes in place to provide low-income residents with financial assistance.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 16 Aug 2008

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