Established in 1959, the Ministry of National Development (MND) is the key government ministry responsible for national land use planning and development.

We guide Singapore’s land use planning, urban redevelopment and building conservation, deliver affordable and quality public housing, develop an efficient construction industry to ensure a safe, quality and sustainable built environment, provide and manage parks, open spaces and the conservation of nature areas, maintain a high standard of animal and plant health, as well as protect consumer interest by raising the professionalism in the real estate agent industry.

The MND’s vision for Singapore is “An Endearing Home and a Distinctive Global City”. In MND, we aim to achieve this by developing world-class infrastructure, creating a vibrant and sustainable living environment and building rooted and cohesive communities.

Together with our statutory boards, namely, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA), the Housing & Development Board (HDB), the National Parks Board (NParks), and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the Ministry continues to provide the best home for Singaporeans and all those who come to Singapore.

Find out more about the work of MND and our statutory boards at Our City Our Home. It charts the journey of how MND and our statutory boards fulfilled Singaporeans’ changing needs from a time of great urgency as a young nation with little resources to the present day.