The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has proposed a points-based system to control the quality and quantity of foreign workers coming into Singapore.
Economic restructuring is of "utmost priority", Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said today.
The government will study the lessons learnt from the White Paper debate to see how it can do better next time, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday.
THE opposition National Solidarity Party (NSP) on Saturday called on the Government to hold a national referendum on the White Paper on Population, a day after it was endorsed in Parliament.
National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan today made clear that he has de-linked the prices of new flats sold by HDB from the resale flat market.
National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan has reassured Singaporeans that the Government is confident that it can cater to a larger population of 6.9 million while raising their quality of life.
Sprawling golf courses could be put to better use, and the Government is looking at redeveloping some of them to support a growing population of up to 6.9 million by 2030.
The Ministry of National Development on Thursday released a Land Use plan detailing how it will find space to build 700,000 new homes for a projected population of 6.9 million in 2030.
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WHILE the projected 6.9 million population in Singapore for 2030 is likely to grab eyeballs, experts and Members of Parliament said the more important figure to focus on was the anticipated lower growth rate.
SINGAPORE plans to give citizenship to between 15,000 and 25,000 foreigners each year, to ensure a strong Singaporean core in the make-up of the country.
THE intake of foreign workers is projected to slow substantially from now on, but the Government made it clear in its Population White Paper yesterday that it will keep the door open for three groups of migrant workers.
SINGAPORE will experience an unprecedented age shift between now and 2030. Over 900,000 baby boomers, more than a quarter of the current citizen population, will enter their silver years.
A SLOWER pace of growth can be expected in Singapore over the next 20 years, with the economy projected to expand at about 2 to 3 per cent annually after 2020.
THE population could go up by 30 per cent between now and 2030, and transport planners are ensuring that the rail network will double during that time.
IN 2030, Daniel Tay will be 24 and ready to step into the working world.
The Government is focused on growing Singapore at a sustainable level and even while it does this, it pledged to plan ahead so that Singapore maintains a high quality of life.
By 2030, Singapore's population is projected to reach 6.5 to 6.9 million based on a government White Paper released on Tuesday.
Singapore's planners have set aside land for 700,000 more homes to be built by 2030, in anticipation of a 6.9 million population by then.
Two thirds of Singaporeans will hold white-collar PMET jobs by 2030, up from half the workforce currently, a new population White Paper has projected.