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Poll for upgrading programme launched in Ang Mo Kio

Polling for an upgrading programme was launched in Ang Mo Kio on Saturday. The programme will improve the interiors of flats and also make it easier for seniors to move around safely.

SINGAPORE: Polling for an upgrading programme was launched in Ang Mo Kio on Saturday evening (July 12).

The programme will improve the interiors of flats and also make it easier for seniors to move around safely.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is also MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC, called on residents to support the programme.

"The cost is mostly borne by the government. It costs S$27,000 a flat. And for each resident you are only paying 5 per cent.

“So you are only paying about S$700 or so. It's very cheap and you can pay from the CPF. So I hope you will support it,” said Mr Lee.

The Home Improvement and the Enhancement for Active Seniors programmes are being offered to 485 units in Ang Mo Kio.

If 3 in 4 residents vote in favour of the programmes, they will have waste pipes replaced and the electrical supply upgraded.

They will also have grab bars installed within the flat and slip-resistant treatment for the bathroom.

Residents can also have optional improvements, such as upgrading their bathrooms or replacing their entrance doors. 

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