NUMBER OF HDB FLATS SUITABLE FOR REDEVELOPMENT UNDER SELECTIVE EN-BLOC REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME

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 selectedContinue reading “NUMBER OF HDB FLATS SUITABLE FOR REDEVELOPMENT UNDER SELECTIVE EN-BLOC REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME”

CRITERIA AND WEIGHTAGE OF FACTORS USED IN DETERMINING POTENTIAL OF HDB FLATS FOR SELECTIVE EN-BLOC REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for National Development (a) what are the criteria and weightage of factors used in determining redevelopment potential of HDB flats to be chosen for the Selective En-bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS) and for flats which are identified; and (b) what is the process by which the timing of SERS isContinue reading “CRITERIA AND WEIGHTAGE OF FACTORS USED IN DETERMINING POTENTIAL OF HDB FLATS FOR SELECTIVE EN-BLOC REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME”

PRIORITY FOR INTERIM RENTAL FLATS UNDER PARENTHOOD PROVISIONAL HOUSING SCHEME FOR FAMILIES AFFECTED BY DELAYS IN BUILD-TO-ORDER PROJECTS

54 Ms Ng Ling Ling asked the Minister for National Development in light of further delays in the completion of three HDB Build-to-Order projects, whether HDB will give priority to affected families who need interim rental flats under the Parenthood Provisional Housing Scheme. 55 Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for National Development for Rivervale Shores and other HDBContinue reading “PRIORITY FOR INTERIM RENTAL FLATS UNDER PARENTHOOD PROVISIONAL HOUSING SCHEME FOR FAMILIES AFFECTED BY DELAYS IN BUILD-TO-ORDER PROJECTS”

USE OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE LIANHUA QINGWEN JIAO NANG CAPSULES IN SINGAPORE

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Health what is the Government’s position on the use of the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Lianhua Qingwen Jiao Nang capsules in Singapore.  Mr Ong Ye Kung: Lianhua Qingwen Jiaonang (LHQW) 莲花清瘟胶囊 capsules are classified as Chinese Proprietary Medicines (CPMs) in Singapore, approved for the relief of cold and fluContinue reading “USE OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE LIANHUA QINGWEN JIAO NANG CAPSULES IN SINGAPORE”

LOCAL BANK’S EXPOSURE TO COMMODITY TRADING AND COMMODITY FINANCING AND ASSESSMENT OF RISKS TO FINANCIAL SECTOR FROM COMMODITY MARKET VOLATILITIES

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Prime Minister (a) what is the current size of local banks’ exposure to commodity trading and commodity financing; (b) whether MAS has been approached and is prepared to provide liquidity support to commodity trading firms; and (c) what is the assessment by MAS of the risks to the financial sectorContinue reading “LOCAL BANK’S EXPOSURE TO COMMODITY TRADING AND COMMODITY FINANCING AND ASSESSMENT OF RISKS TO FINANCIAL SECTOR FROM COMMODITY MARKET VOLATILITIES”

INCREASING AVERAGE SIZE OF HDB FLATS GIVEN CHANGING SOCIETAL AND WORK TRENDS

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for National Development whether the Government will consider increasing the average size of HDB flats across flat types in view of changing societal trends and work norms. Mr Desmond Lee: HDB flats are designed to provide a living environment that is functional and comfortable. For instance, bedrooms are built withContinue reading “INCREASING AVERAGE SIZE OF HDB FLATS GIVEN CHANGING SOCIETAL AND WORK TRENDS”

DATA ON PROPOSALS RECEIVED, REJECTED AND APPROVED UNDER CBD INCENTIVE SCHEME AND STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE SCHEME

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for National Development (a) to date, what is the number of (i) proposals received (ii) proposals rejected and (iii) approvals given under the CBD Incentive Scheme and Strategic Development Incentive Scheme respectively; and (b) what are their respective average percentage increases in development intensity. Mr Desmond Lee: The Urban RedevelopmentContinue reading “DATA ON PROPOSALS RECEIVED, REJECTED AND APPROVED UNDER CBD INCENTIVE SCHEME AND STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE SCHEME”

RATIONALE FOR CEASING TO BUILD NEW HDB EXECUTIVE APARTMENTS AND EXECUTIVE MAISONETTES

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for National Development (a) what is the rationale for ceasing to build new HDB executive apartments and executive maisonettes; and (b) whether the Government will consider re-introducing such flat types. Mr Desmond Lee: HDB stopped building Executive Apartments and Executive Maisonettes, collectively termed as Executive flats, in Aug 1995, afterContinue reading “RATIONALE FOR CEASING TO BUILD NEW HDB EXECUTIVE APARTMENTS AND EXECUTIVE MAISONETTES”

MINIMUM HOUSEHOLD INCOME REQUIRED TO EMPLOY MIGRANT DOMESTIC WORKER

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Manpower (a) what is the minimum household income required to employ a migrant domestic worker (MDW); (b) what is the rationale for not disclosing such income criteria; and (c) what is the number and percentage of annual MDW applications over the last five years that are rejected basedContinue reading “MINIMUM HOUSEHOLD INCOME REQUIRED TO EMPLOY MIGRANT DOMESTIC WORKER”

MEASURES TO DAMPEN INFLATIONARY PRESSURES OR TO HELP SINGAPOREANS COPE GIVEN HIGHER PRICES

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Finance (a) in the last five years, what is the annual amount of excise duties derived from petrol and diesel sold to end consumers; and (b) whether the Government can reduce excise duties for intermediate grade petrol and diesel in view of high fuel prices today. Ms HeContinue reading “MEASURES TO DAMPEN INFLATIONARY PRESSURES OR TO HELP SINGAPOREANS COPE GIVEN HIGHER PRICES”