In his new year message, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the government is building a better home for all Singaporeans.
“28,000 families collected the keys to new HDB flats this year; 26,000 more will do so next year. 550 more buses are already plying our roads, with more to come. In the coming years, we will see new MRT lines, more trains, and more frequent train services, especially at peak hours.”
In the midst of the country’s urban environment, special places, such as Jurong Lake District and Mandai, will be created in every corner of Singapore, he added.
To improve quality of life, create new opportunities and strengthen community bonds, Singapore will also tap on Smart Nation initiatives by leveraging on IT and building up-to-date IT networks.
“But home is more than just good infrastructure, beautiful surroundings and convenient amenities. Ultimately, home is about family and relationships. All of us desire to have loving families with strong bonds and ties. We also want to reach out to others and build strong communities, as one big Singapore family and one united people,” he said.
PM Lee added real median incomes in Singapore continued to rise in 2014, leading to a 10 percent increase over the last five years.
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