The Ministry of National Development (MND) and the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) of Singapore have laid out plans for building better homes for current and future generations and a world-class, inclusive Singapore city as reiterated by President Halimah Yacob during her speech in Parliament.
Lawrence Wong, National Development Minister of Singapore, gave assurance for building more inclusive city for Singaporeans of all ages and abilities. He was speaking in Parliament while giving his ministry’s addendum to President Halimah Yacob address.
For helping seniors lead a life more independently and with dignity, MND will pilot a new model of assisted living that combines housing and care services. It will also update the existing Enhancement for Active Seniors programme.
For attaining the target of building a smarter, greener, and more liveable city, MND is working on the plans for the linking of up the 24km Rail Corridor to parks, nature areas and trails such as the Coast-to-Coast Trail and 150km Round Island Route by 2021.
“By 2030, about 90 per cent of Singaporeans will live within a 10-minute walk of a park, and Singapore’s network of green corridors will be expanded from 310km to 400km,” said Wong.
In addition to this, MEWR will also play a pivotal role in building a liveable and sustainable Singapore by integrating and transforming blue and green spaces.
Masagos Zulkifli, Environment and Water Resources Minister, said, “Through the Active, Beautiful, Clean (ABC) Waters programme, we will continue to turn concrete drains, canals, and reservoirs into vibrant and beautiful rivers, streams, and lakes.”
“Over the next few years, ABC Waters projects at locations such as the Jurong Lake and Sungei Whampoa will be completed,” he added.