Tuesday, October 16, 2012

No plans for more HDB executive maisonettes: Khaw


SINGAPORE: Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan said there is no need for the Housing and Development Board (HDB) to build executive maisonettes (EMs) again, as executive condominiums (ECs) already include double-storey units similar to EMs.

Mr Khaw made this point in a written parliamentary response to a question from Member of Parliament for Pasir Ris-Punggol Group Representation Constituency, Gan Thiam Poh.

HDB stopped building EMs in 1995, when the EC Housing Scheme was rolled out.

EMs range from 138 to 243 square metres in size while ECs range from 69 to 324 square metres.

Mr Khaw noted that ECs typically come with more unique design features than EMs.

He said the EC is better placed to meet the diverse needs of Singaporeans, removing the need to re-introduce EMs.


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