Working with Singaporeans to build a better home and liveable city

27 Aug 2020 2 min read

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The PAP Government will work with Singaporeans to build a better home and liveable city for our generation and future generations. The Government will also work towards delivering sustainable and inclusive land transport for our home of the future.

The Ministry of National Development (MND), Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE), and Ministry of Transport (MOT) released their addenda to President Halimah’s address to Parliament today.

Minister for National Development Desmond Lee said, “We are never done improving Singapore…We will work with Singaporeans to build a better home for our generation as well as future generations of Singapore.” 

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, MND will develop stronger homes and communities. It will continue to take care of Singaporeans’ diverse housing needs. The Ministry will seek to assist households facing difficulties in the near term while ensuring that public housing remains accessible and affordable beyond the immediate impact of COVID-19. It will also develop “Healthy Towns for all ages” by planning and designing our HDB towns and estates to better support the physical, social and mental well-being of residents at different life stages. 

 The PAP Government will also work towards a Sustainable Singapore. As part of SG Together, MSE is launching the $50 million SG Eco Fund to support projects on environmental sustainability. MSE will do its part to keep Singapore at the forefront of public health, climate action, and resource security, with sustainability at the core.

MND is working with the industry and community to roll out the next Green Building Masterplan and raise building sustainability standards. HDB will also design new towns for greater environmental sustainability.

MOT will work towards a sustainable and inclusive land transport system for all Singaporeans.

“Public Transport is key to a greener, fairer, and better Singapore,” said Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung.

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