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Govt to release more land to international schools to attract foreigners to work and live in Singapore

Posted by temasektimes on March 22, 2012

In a bid to attract more foreigners to work and live in Singapore on a long-term basis, the government will be releasing more land for expatriates to build international schools.

According to Second Minister for Trade and Industry S. Iswaran, leasing out land for “long-term use by international schools will encourage them to take a long-term view of their presence here.”

He was speaking during the opening ceremony of the new $140 million Canadian International School in Jurong West which sits on a 43,000 sqm plot of land leased from the government for a period of 30 years.

The latest initiative is in line with the government’s policy of encouraging population growth via immigration and former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew’s vision of transforming Singapore into a truly ‘cosmopolitan’ city.

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2 Responses to “Govt to release more land to international schools to attract foreigners to work and live in Singapore”

  1. notrelated said

    Even this school is built faster than the jurong east new shopping centre. They were really rushing off this school. As I was staying near, I could see how fast the school progressed in terms of construction. :(

  2. I don’t mind a healthy mix of nationalities. But when there is a preponderance of any one nationality, and that particular nationality is unable to converse in the official tongue, that’s the problem.

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