Khaw Boon Wan: HDB will not shrink flat sizes
Posted by temasektimes on June 13, 2012
Mr Khaw was responding to a question posed by a participant during the recently held REACH forum about flat sizes.
“My comment at that dialogue was in response to a question. I was purely stating that HDB plans (flat sizes) based on certain design norms, and as far as I know, it has not changed for the past 15 years,” he said.
He added that as the government wants to ‘maintain a good quality of life’, it does not have any plans to shrink the flats.
However, HDB CEO Cheong Koon Hean had earlier told the media that the shrinking size of public flats has not lowered Singaporeans’ quality of living.
“Our families are smaller. In the old days, we have very large families living in a flat. Today, the family is two, three, four (people),” she said.