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Dawson estate to welcome 5 new housing projects by 2020: Khaw

Published on Jun 27, 2014 1:13 PM
 
Five new housing projects are set to spring up in the Dawson estate in Queenstown by 2020. -- PHOTO: ZAOBAO FILE

SINGAPORE - Five new housing projects are set to spring up in the Dawson estate in Queenstown by 2020.

In a blog post on Friday, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced that the Housing Board will be building replacement flats for residents at the Tanglin Halt estate, under the Selective En-bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS).

This is part of the HDB's "Housing-in-a-Park" vision for Dawson, which will feature more greenery such as sky gardens and landscaped sky terraces.

"With every new HDB town becoming more modern and better designed, there is a need to ensure that the older towns do not end up too far behind," said Mr Khaw, adding that many of the flats in the area are around 50 years old. The new flats will provide new homes for Tanglin Halt residents, many of whom have been living there for more than 50 years, said Mr Khaw.

 
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