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Details of regulatory framework for large dorms to be announced in a few months' time

Published on Apr 18, 2014 8:29 PM
 
Westlite Mandai, a migrant workers' dormitory that comprises three 12-storey buildings. Large dormitories in Singapore will come under a regulatory framework, and more details will be announced "in a few months' time", the Ministry of Manpower said on Friday, April 18, 2014. -- NP FILE PHOTO: BENJAMIN LIM

Large dormitories in Singapore will come under a regulatory framework, and more details will be announced "in a few months' time", the Ministry of Manpower said on Friday.

Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin said that the ministry held a dialogue on Thursday with industry players, such as members of the Dormitory Association of Singapore Limited, the Singapore Contractors Association Limited and the Port of Singapore Authority, to gather feedback.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the official opening of a new, large, foreign worker dormitory in Mandai.

Housing close to 6,300 workers, the Westlite Mandai Dormitory is jointly owned by Lian Beng Group and Centurion Corporation. It is Centurion Corporation's third dormitory and includes facilities such as a minimart, air-conditioned gymnasium, futsal court and free wi-fi.

 
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