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Early 1990s HDB blocks may get upgrade

Published on Jul 8, 2014 9:21 AM
 
Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan said his ministry was studying how the Neighbourhood Renewal Programme could be extended to Housing Board precincts built in the early 1990s. -- TNP FILE PHOTO

Housing Board precincts built in the early 1990s could be eligible for a major makeover under the Neighbourhood Renewal Programme (NRP).

Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan said in Parliament yesterday that his ministry is looking into expanding the eligibility criteria.

"We understand that residents in blocks built just after 1989 may feel their blocks are also ageing, but they have just missed out on NRP," he said in reply to a call from Mr Zainal Sapari (Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC) for a review.

Currently, only precincts built before December 1989 and have not undergone other major upgrading programmes are eligible.

 
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