Small Country Big Plans .
Recently , Singapore's Government has announced its plan to allow for an increase in the city-state’s population to 6.9 million by 2030 which takes a span of at least 15 years from now .
The country's planners are already laying the groundwork to accommodate the increase. Housing,
industrial properties land transport and future amenities needs are being developed based on the new population estimates. Based on its previous target of 5.5 million, a Revised new plan will need to be well consider to make sure it will be sufficient to accommodate the amount of people. So some major
changes are expected to happen in the near future as they have to put effort to ensure that there are sufficient resources for Singapore's residents.
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The major investment will be very much focused to Singapore Island itself , and these new developments plan if realized will foresee Singapore creating local businesses to thrive maintaining
jobs throughout Singapore for at least the next 20 years and it is quite clear why they need to
increase their population
As part of the bigger picture, yesterday , the Prime Minister has further disclose in his National
Day Rally speech on Sunday that , There are new plans to upgrade the Changi Airport with a
Fourth runway , and a Sidelined big piece of land has been reserved to built another sister airport
, of which will also will housed a New Military Airbase with a smaller runway for fighter jets .
Paya Lebar Airbase will be moved there later on. This will free up an area bigger than Bishan and
Toa Payoh - around 800 ha - for new homes, offices, and factories ;
Relocating the airbase also removes height restrictions around Paya Lebar and frees up the authorities to develop new and exciting plans for the eastern part of Singapore , says PM lee
PM Lee also touched on other bold plans that are in progress.
These include building a new port in Tuas which is bigger and more efficient than current facilities, to
maintain the country's premier position as one of the world's leading ports. This is a Super Mega
Value project ,and it involves many heavy machineries and the cost could exceed even those for the
New Changi airport upgrading
All container ports in Tanjong Pagar, Keppel, Brani and Pasir Panjang will be moved there when leases expire from 2027.This will also free up prime land in Tanjong Pagar, where a new southern waterfront
city will be built. Occupying a space of about 1,000 ha, or 2.5 times the size of Marina Bay, it will stretch from Shenton Way to Pasir Panjang.
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There will also be a fifth terminal at Changi Airport, to double its current capacity and the Old Carpark
next to the present Changi Tower will be rebuilt into a Changi Recreation center ,with a futuristic
Dome Design look building housing full recreation facilities , for both visitors , tourist and even for Singaporean
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PM Lee said the plans were examples of how Singapore needs to think and plan for the future.
"If we can carry off these plans, we will not have to worry about running out of space or possibilities in Singapore," he said.