Written Answer by Ministry of National Development on implementing Home Improvement Programme for newly eligible flats

Oct 2, 2018 20:41


Er Dr Lee Bee Wah: To ask the Minister for National Development whether he can clarify on the timetable for implementing the Home Improvement Programme extension for the HDB estates that are now eligible.

Answer:

There are still around 80,000 flats built up to 1986 that are awaiting HIP. We have been ramping up the pace of HIP to complete these projects, and hope to complete the upgrading for these blocks by around 2021.  

Once we have completed this batch of HIP, we plan to start on HIP for the blocks built between 1987 and 1997, which will cover about 230,000 flats. The exact timetable for implementing HIP for the newly eligible flats will be contingent on the Government’s fiscal position and budget availability.