Parliament on Thursday (Jan 29) passed the MediShield Life Scheme Bill, which will provide universal insurance coverage for all Singaporeans. On Friday, it passed a Bill which will exert tougher controls on the supply and consumption of alcohol in public places.
PM Lee speaks on housing, transportation, construction sector
POSTED: 28 May 2014 16:20
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.