“[The Land Acquisition Act made] sure that Singapore could continue to… develop in a sustainable manner without bankrupting the country.”
— Tan Boon Khai, Chief Executive, Singapore Land Authority
Singapore’s many public goods such as housing, transport and infrastructure were achieved by legally acquiring land without excessive cost. This is how the Land Acquisition Act gave the state flexibility to plan for the long term, shared Tan, who oversees the agency that is the custodian of state land in the city-state. This ability to manage land remains vital today to ensure the city continues having opportunities to redevelop and intensify Singapore.
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