Khaw Boon Wan suspends DBSS land sale

MND suspends DBSS land sale. (AFP file photo)
MND suspends DBSS land sale. (AFP file photo)

Future land sales concerning the Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) has been suspended, according to National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan in response to queries from the public.

Replying to concerns from netizens on his Facebook page, Minister Khaw said, "I have suspended future DBSS land sales."

However, he pointed out that a few DBSS land sites sold last year -- which includes the Centrale 8 site -- will continue with the launch of their sales in the next few months, adding that the old tenders are beyond his control.

It is understood that the Housing Development Board (HDB) will also not proceed with the sale of the Bendemeer Road land parcel, which is slated for sale later this month.

When contacted by Yahoo! Singapore, the Ministry for National Development (MND) confirmed that it is reviewing the scheme as part of an overall review of housing policies and not as a result of Minister Khaw's blog post over the weekend, where he responded to the errors and inaccurate figures used in a recent Business Times (BT) article.

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