By Today, 5 Mar 2012.
Minister of State for National Development Lee Yi Shyan, speaking in Parliament at the Committee of Supply debate today, highlighted a series of ongoing and upcoming projects to make Singaporean neighbourhoods more livable, from “green” iniatives to installing lifts in all multi-storey car parks.
“There’s been a conscious effort to locate facilities nearer to HDB residents to lower transport costs, minimise inconvenience,” said Mr Lee.
The Minister of State said that the Lift Upgrading Programme is on track to be completed by 2014, at a cost of S$5.5 billion, with the Government funding up to 90 per cent of the price tag.
On the issue of parking space in Singapore’s dense neighbourhoods, Mr Lee said the MND is doing “whatever is practical” to increase parking, including multi-storey or podium car parks. Read more