DPM Tharman: Govt aims to build an inclusive society for all Singaporeans in the next five years
Posted by temasektimes on May 5, 2012
The Singapore government will do more to build an inclusive society for all Singaporeans in the next five years, said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance and Manpower Tharman Shanmugaratnam.
In an published in the PAP’s newsletter PETIR, Mr Tharman described an ‘inclusive’ Singapore as one which aimed at giving every Singaporean a real chance to improve their lot in life and to enable them to share in the nation’s progress.
The government will try to find ways to help disadvantaged Singaporeans catch up and do well as well as to provide special aid to small and medium enterprises so that they remain a vibrant part of the economy for years to come.
“The government is providing substantially more resources to uplift and support lower- and middle-income Singaporeans if you add up all that the government is doing — from healthcare and housing subsidies to Workfare and the new GST vouchers,” he added.