Tag: foreign workers

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Home renovations OK to resume, but here’s why it won’t be smooth sailing

More than 19,000 suspended renovation projects have been approved to resume after a 15 June announcement by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA). But, despite being given the official go-ahead, renovation works continue to face significant delays in the months to come, due to factors such as material shortages and safe-distancing rules. For those intending…

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Brand-new flats, $402 million en bloc condo to house foreign workers on temporary basis

To reduce the risk of spread of Covid-19, the Singapore government released a list of 36 “unused state properties” to be converted into temporary accommodation for about 25,000 foreign workers. The joint statment by the Ministry of National Development (MND) and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on 1 June 2020 stated that this measure is…

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Foreign workers in Singapore need more space, but how much?

The Covid-19 outbreak has shone the spotlight on sub-par living conditions of hundreds of thousands of foreign workers in Singapore. With cramped and often unsanitary living spaces, the dormitories are perfect environments for the coronavirus to spread like wildfire. And spread it did. In April 2020 alone, the Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed more than 11,000…

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