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Thursday, May 29, 2014

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What Govt has done for Singaporeans

Thursday, May 29, 2014

SINGAPORE -

HOUSING

Stabilised the housing market

Cleared first-timer queues for Housing Board flats

Doubled subsidies for flats

Built 52,000 flats - or that of two Clementi New Towns - in the last three years

RETIREMENT

Will raise re-employment age beyond 65 within a few years

Help older Singaporeans unlock savings in their flats

Improve CPF Life payouts to keep pace with the cost of living, especially for lower-income groups

Roll out MediShield Life to allow retirees to enjoy comprehensive medical benefits for themselves and their dependents

POPULATION

Halved the inflow of foreign workers since 2011

Deferred more than $2 billion worth of government projects - like the new Science Centre and extensions to Gardens by the Bay - to spread out demand for construction workers

This article by The Straits Times was published in MyPaper, a free, bilingual newspaper published by Singapore Press Holdings.

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