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Key concerns of Singaporeans addressed in Budget 2014: Heng Swee Keat

Published on Feb 23, 2014 11:33 PM

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Sunday that he was happy this year's Budget addresses the key concerns of providing opportunities and assurance for Singaporeans.

These are the two themes that had emerged during the Our Singapore Conversation he headed last year.

Describing the Budget as "forward-looking", Mr Heng said it provides opportunities for Singaporeans by focusing on productivity growth and the creation of quality jobs, and also tackles the long-term challenges of an ageing population.

Mr Heng, who is also the adviser to Tampines Grassroots Organisations, was speaking to reporters at an event at Tampines Central Community Club to encourage parents to give their children more unstructured playtime.

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