More BTO projects to integrate rental flats, improving inclusivity

Estates will have several blocks with a mix of housing types, says Faishal Ibrahim

More integrated Housing Board blocks that mix rental and purchased flats are in the pipeline, as they provide the opportunity to enhance inclusiveness within housing estates, said Minister of State for National Development Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim.

Around 1,300 public rental flats now under construction across Singapore will be progressively completed by 2025, said Associate Professor Faishal, who is also Minister of State for Home Affairs, in an interview with The Sunday Times. Some of these will be in four integrated blocks spread across three Build-To-Order (BTO) projects, the latest being McNair Heights in Kallang/Whampoa launched in February.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 29, 2021, with the headline 'More BTO projects to integrate rental flats, improving inclusivity'. Subscribe