But we need to build more flats, and quickly.
We cannot do without foreign construction workers, but we can try to build more with less, if we raise construction productivity through standardisation and pre-fabrication. This is possible if we push for higher buildability and constructability in projects, coupled with the levy and manpower policy controls and other measures in the Construction Productivity Roadmap including, for example, more extensive use of dry walls. I am optimistic that this can be done, especially with HDB’s support as the biggest building developer in town.
Read Minister for National Development, Khaw Boon Wan's full blog post here.