Residents in Bukit Batok who face chronic problems will soon get financial help. Residents who could benefit from the programme are mainly those who are facing financial difficulties and have physical disabilities: 27 Aug 2013

BUKIT BATOK: Residents in Bukit Batok who face chronic problems will soon get financial help.

One million dollars has been set aside to help such residents under a new programme launched on Tuesday by the Bukit Batok Citizens' Consultative's Community Development & Welfare Fund.

The launch comes ahead of a ministerial community visit on 8 September by Acting Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing.

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam says Singapore should focus on helping children, workers and the elderly have opportunities: 3 Aug 2013

BUKIT BATOK: Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam says Singapore should focus on helping children, workers and the elderly have opportunities.

Mr Tharman said the government and community must make sure to step in and give the best chances to those who start off with less.

He was addressing residents at a National Day dinner in Bukit Batok on Saturday.

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