Tag Archives: Ministry of National Development

HDB BUILDING QUALITY IS BETTER NOW, SAYS BCA

According to the Building and Construction Authority of Sigapore (BCA), construction quality for newly built Housing Development Board (HDB) flats has improved over the years. Assessors from the BCA, who conduct inspections on different corners of the flat such as the quality of the home, its workmanship and whether it is safe to live in, use a scored checklist under the Construction Quality Assessment System (Conquas), which reflects the overall workmanship quality. The higher the Conquas score, which is upon 100, the better the workmanship.

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HDB TO BUILD 62 MORE EATING HOUSES IN FUTURE PROJECTS

According to National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan, HDB will build 62 more eating houses for HDB residents in the next 3 years, while the National Environment Agency would build 20 new ahwker cenntres by 2027. This is to ensure that HDB residents will get to enjoy food at affordable prices, said Khaw.

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FERNVALE SITE PLANS REVERTED TO NORMAL CHINESE TEMPLE

The Ministry of National Development (MND) on Thursday announced that it has signed a Mutual Termination Agreement with Eternal Pure Land (EPL) to terminate a July 2014 award for a place of worship (PW) site at Fernvale Link in Sengkang. Residents had objected to EPL's plans to build a commercial columbarium at the site and Minister of National Development Khaw Boon Wan had promised in Parliament that he would "try to unwind" the issue, after it was discovered that EPL, owned by Australian company Life Corporation, is private company without any religious affiliation.

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AHPETC TO MOUNT “VIGOROUS DEFENCE” AGAINST MND

Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) chairman Sylvia Lim and her team appeared at the High Court today for the start of a two-day hearing on whether independent accountants should be appointed, following lapses in the town council’s management of sinking funds, and governance of related party transactions flagged by the Auditor-General.

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