“I can confidently say that over the coming years and decades, Singapore will be undergoing its most extensive urban transformation yet,” asserted National Development Minister Lawrence Wong in the Parliament.
“The Government has a single-minded commitment and mission to keep building and improving our city,” said the Minister, while citing the various government projects.
Singapore will be seeing transformation in every direction: East, West, North and South. In the East, the area around the expanded Changi Airport is being reviewed to see how it can renewed and put to better use. The possibilities include developing new industries related to the aviation sector.
In the Western parts of the Lion City, the authorities are looking at new industry clusters that can be located next to the new Tuas megaport and connected to other developments there, such as the Jurong Innovation District and Jurong Lake District.
“Up north, the Government is bringing together multiple developments from Woodlands to Sembawang and Seletar, as well as the upcoming Punggol Digital District. This Northern Corridor can anchor new businesses and investments,” said Wong.
In the transformation, residential estates are also included with the new Housing and Development Board (HDB) town in Tengah expected to be about the size of Bishan.
The city will also be extended further to the Greater Southern Waterfront, which will be three times the size of Marina Bay.
In addition to this, the Minister also laid stress that Singapore beside being an outstanding city also needs to be socially inclusive.
“It needs to be a place that embraces diversity, allows different groups to mix easily, and provides equal opportunities for people to participate.,” said Wong.