COS 2022: Bike Lanes in Towns

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim (Sengkang): Sir, I wish to make the case for designated bike lanes in towns, carved from the existing road network. These lanes would be proposed by the Town Councils in collaboration with LTA and can be piloted on roads that are less heavily utilised within their estates. To be clear,Continue reading “COS 2022: Bike Lanes in Towns”

COS 2022: MediSave Payments for Mental Illnesses

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Hougang): Mr Chairman, COVID-19 has impacted our mental health too. An IMH study last year found that 13% of the participants reported symptoms of increased anxiety and depression. But 81.8% of participants said that they will be willing to seek professional help. I am therefore concerned that the current MediSave capContinue reading “COS 2022: MediSave Payments for Mental Illnesses”

COS 2022: Safe and Responsible Riding

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Hougang): Thank you, Mr Chairman. In the past half a year or possibly longer, I have noted from media websites that the authorities have been regularly conducting operations to promote safe riding efforts by cyclists and Personal Mobility Devices (PMD) users. And according to news, media reports or the LTA Facebook page,Continue reading “COS 2022: Safe and Responsible Riding”

COS 2022: Bird Population Control

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song: My residents in Bedok Reservoir and Hougang have given me feedback on the nuisance caused by pigeons, crows, mynahs and even quails around the housing estates. The proliferation of the bird population is often a public hygiene and in the case of crows, a safety issue, which worries residents. The Aljunied-HougangContinue reading “COS 2022: Bird Population Control”

COS 2022: Town Improvements Costs

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song: Sir, construction costs have skyrocketed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The price of materials has shot up, wages have increased and the cost of bringing in foreign workers is also elevated. The construction industry’s confidence has been shaken up late resulting in shorter payment terms and demands for higherContinue reading “COS 2022: Town Improvements Costs”

COS 2022: Priority Schemes & Ethnic Integration Policy

Mr Pritam Singh: Thank you, Chair. I thank the Minister for responding to some of my cuts. Just a few clarifications. First on the priority schemes. I note that the current information provided by HDB does not detail whether the respective priority schemes have been fully allocated for a typical BTO exercise. And to thatContinue reading “COS 2022: Priority Schemes & Ethnic Integration Policy”

COS 2022: Interim Rental Housing

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song (Aljunied): There are many residents who have approached me to request for assistance in appealing to HDB for subsidised rental housing. Some have had to sell their flats after a divorce, or they have to move out of their current homes due to family issues. Most cannot afford buy flatsContinue reading “COS 2022: Interim Rental Housing”

COS 2022: Bus Services Rationalisation

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song (Aljunied): Public Transport Council (PTC)’s latest customer satisfaction survey found that satisfaction with public transport services has fallen to its lowest level in six years. The survey showed that discontent with public bus services was a factor with many commuters, notably expressing dissatisfaction with bus waiting times. These sentiments are similarlyContinue reading “COS 2022: Bus Services Rationalisation”

COS 2022: Ethnic Integration Policy Data

Mr Pritam Singh: In September last year, I asked the Minister for National Development a written Parliamentary Question for data for each of the respective five-yearly intervals from December 1990 to December 2020 to detail, amongst other things, the names of the EIP or Ethnic Integration Policy affected neighbourhoods where at least one EIP limit wasContinue reading “COS 2022: Ethnic Integration Policy Data”

COS 2022: Singles’ Eligibility Age for HDB Flats

Mr Pritam Singh: A single Singaporean has to be above 35 years of age to purchase a resale public housing flat or to apply for a Build-to-Order 2-room Flexi Flat. The Workers’ Party’s position is that the eligibility age for singles to buy a flat should be lowered to the age of 28. According to theContinue reading “COS 2022: Singles’ Eligibility Age for HDB Flats”