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Singapore and UAE discuss public housing

Affordable and well-maintained public housing topped the agenda at a meeting yesterday between the Undersecretary of the Department of Municipal Affairs and a visiting delegation from Singapore's Aljuneid Town Council.

Ahmed Shareef hosted Cynthia Phua MPI, a member of the Singapore Parliament and Chairman of the council. During the meeting, Phua gave a presentation on her government's efforts to provide public housing that is overseen by decentralised town councils.

Shareef praised the experience of Singapore and the national housing program. He also lauded the use of private contractors to manage facilities maintenance on behalf of town councils and how it might be applicable to the UAE. (Wam)