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Residents' Committees can help pioneers and needy benefit from Budget 2014: PM Lee

Published on Mar 15, 2014 3:04 PM

The important role that grassroots volunteers can play in helping older Singaporeans understand the details of the Pioneer Generation Package announced in this year's Budget and how they can benefit from it, was highlighted by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday.

Speaking at the first People's Association (PA) Residents' Committees (RC) Convention, he said these groups of volunteers, which are in HDB estates islandwide, also play a part in communicating the Government's strategies in simpler terms to residents and helping them to apply for assistance programmes.

"A very effective way is through house visits, when you share the Budget in a context that the residents can relate to, in words they understand," he said.

The convention is being held to take stock of RCs' progress since their inception in 1978.

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