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Singapore Parliament

The debate on Budget 2015 continued on Wednesday (Mar 4), with 26 MPs giving their views on the initiatives announced. Issues concerning the SkillsFuture initiative, CPF recommendations and housing policies are set to receive the most airtime in the COS debates when they kick off on Thursday.


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PM Lee speaks on housing, transportation, construction sector

Singapore Parliament

PM Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday joined in the debate on President Tony Tan's address in Parliament by reiterating the govt's goal of developing a "fair and inclusive society". He went on to recap the progress made since 2011. He said the housing situation is now "under control". On public transportation, he said Singaporeans can expect more buses and routes, as well as improvements to the train system. In the construction sector, the govt will reduce quotas, raise levies, increase productivity, and defer over S$2b in projects to spread out demand for construction workers.

28 May 2014