Dozens of HDB blocks, precincts across Singapore to get S$95 million upgrade

Dozens of HDB blocks, precincts across Singapore to get S$95 million upgrade

SINGAPORE: As part of the most recent set of improvements under the Neighbourhood Renewal Programme ( NRP ), several precincts across Singapore will receive a facelift.

A total of 23 projects have been identified, said the Housing and Development Board ( HDB) on Saturday ( Jun 1 ). These tasks cover dozens of HDB flats in places like as Hougang, Ang Mo Kio, Nee Immediately, Clementi, Choa Chu Kang and Pasir Ris.

More than S$ 95 million ( US$ 70 million ) will be set aside for these projects, which are expected to benefit more than 15, 600 households. &nbsp,

The Neighbourhood Renewal Programme, which was introduced in August 2007, focuses on improvements made to stones built up to 1995 at the wall and downtown levels.

Examples of probable improvements include fresh playgrounds, health corners, covered linkways, fall- off porches and furniture areas at space decks.

According to HDB,” the development items for each task are tailored based on people ‘ suggestions for features they want to see in their neighborhood.”

The towns ‘ town councils did use their own style consultants and building contractors to manage the progress of the tasks, which are entirely funded by the government.

In light of rising costs, HDB will give town councils a bigger budget for both the most recent and current ready projects.

The latest NRP budget is S$ 4, 700 per straight, comprising S$ 3, 400 per straight for block- level and corridor- level works and S$ 1, 300 per straight for repair and redecoration works.

The amount may be raised to S$ 6, 100 per straight for these NRP jobs.

Since 2007, more than S$ 1.5 billion has been set apart to bank 203 projects under the Neighbourhood Renewal Programme.

With the latest batch of jobs, all available stones built up to 1995 have been selected, said HDB.

” Moving forth, NRP may be extended to stones built up to 1999. This may benefit more than 100, 000 more flats”, it added.