The road ahead

The Business Times
Published: 2nd Dec 2013

 

What stands out in the URA’s latest Draft Masterplan? How else can Singapore become an even more liveable and productive business city?

 
THE URA’s Masterplan is on the mark in addressing the pertinent issues that Singapore is facing at its crossroads. The six key areas identified – housing, transport, economy, identity, recreation and public space – are certainly key to raising the quality of life for its citizens.

I believe public transport is the area that currently requires the most urgent improvement. The plans outlined in the Land Transport Masterplan 2013 to improve reliability, comfort and convenience of public transport are crucial. The plan to decentralise the business hub is another good move, as it will help to ease congestion in the city centre. In terms of the ”soft” areas, I welcome the proposals to develop more green spaces, waterways and other recreational options to provide relief from the dense urban environment and ease the stress of city living.

 
Ronald Lee
Managing Director
PrimeStaff Management Services Pte Ltd

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