Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for National Development (a) what is the total number of HDB flats which make up the 5% of all HDB flats deemed to be suitable for redevelopment under the Selective En-bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS); (b) what is the number of such flats remaining which have yet to be selected for the scheme; and (c) what is the number of flats added to and/or removed from the list of suitable flats in the last five years.
Mr Desmond Lee: Currently, HDB manages about one million flats. Of these, only about five per cent are estimated to be suitable for the Selective En-bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS). This is not a target and most of the projects with high redevelopment potential have already been selected.
To date, about 41,000 flats across 82 sites have been announced for SERS, and we do not expect many more sites to be eligible. As SERS information is market-sensitive, we cannot share the details on the remaining blocks to be redeveloped or other related information ahead of any SERS announcement.
Ministry of National Development
9 May 2022