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26 November 2012

26th November, Monday




Khaw eases concerns about affordable homes

Source: The Straits Times

Housing matters were a hot topic at a grassroots national conversation session Sunday, as residents took the opportunity to air their concerns in front of National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan.

Mr Khaw reiterated the Government's commitment to providing affordable housing as he sought to address fears that future generations may struggle to afford their own flats.

"Even if Singaporeans increase their birth rate - which is a good thing, not a bad thing - we'll make sure there's enough housing," he said.

He said that the state had built about 25,000 new flats each year for the last two years even though there had only been about 15,000 marriages involving at least one Singaporean yearly.

"Pricing is also within my control," he added, before promising that the Government will "always make sure it is affordable".


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