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ST letter (sept 2012): Re-examine sell-first, build later policy: In considering ways to raise birth rates, we s...

ST letter (sept 2012): Re-examine sell-first, build later policy November 2, 2012 by admin Filed under: Current Affairs and Politics , Media articles Singapore Democratic Party: Housing A Nation: Holistic Policies For Affordable Homes Date: 4 Nov 2012, Sunday Time: 2-5pm Venue: Diamond Room, Quality Hotel Straits Times Online (link ) 15 September 2012 THURSDAY’S commentary (“Build ahead of demand to raise birth rate”) highlights the jarring anomaly of public housing. In considering ways to raise birth rates, we should review the relevance of the Build-to-Order (BTO) system and its sister Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS). The ramifications of the current wait of some four to five years for a new HDB flat are clear. Couples rush into a heavy financial commitment before they are ready for marriage. Others delay childbearing until their flats are ready. This long wait also...

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