By Olivia Siong | POSTED: 09 Jul 2013 12:11 AM | CNA

SINGAPORE

National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said there are currently some 200 first-time applicants who have not been successful in applying for a Build-To-Order flat after three or more attempts.

In a written parliamentary reply on Monday to MP for Jurong GRC David Ong, Mr Khaw said these 200 first-time applicants will be given at least four ballot tickets in their next BTO application, if they apply for a flat in a non-mature estate.

Their chances will be further enhanced if they apply under the Married Child Priority Scheme or the Parenthood Priority Scheme.

Mr Khaw said with the significant ramp-up in new flat supply in recent years, the backlog of first-time applicants is being cleared steadily.

He added he is confident that the 200 first-timers will likely be successful if they apply again for a BTO flat in a non-mature estate.

– CNA/xq

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