POSTED: 06 Sep 2013 4:01 PM | CNA

SINGAPORE

Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan said the Housing and Development Board (HDB) is on track to deliver 13,600 new flats to Singaporeans this year.

In a blogpost, Mr Khaw said he witnessed the handover of keys from the main contractor to HDB at Floral Spring @ Yishun on Friday. The project marks the completion of 9,000 HDB flats this year.

This is 50 per cent more than in June, when 6,000 new flats were completed.

More than just meeting numbers, HDB is also delivering quality flats to home buyers.

Mr Khaw said Floral Spring @ Yishun is a good example. The housing project is located in an infill site, surrounded by existing residential developments.

Together, HDB and the contractors completed the project on schedule while minimising inconvenience to surrounding residents.

Despite the site challenges, they achieved a high Construction Quality Assessment System score of 88 for the project, comparable to those achieved by condominiums.

– CNA/ac

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