HDB launches 4,989 flats in August 2021 BTO exercise

Singapore, 12 August 2021 – Housing Development Board (HDB) has launched 4,989 flats for sale, under the August 2021 Build-to-Order (BTO) exercise. The flats on offer are spread across seven projects in Hougang, Jurong East, Kallang Whampoa, Queenstown and Tampines.

Given the strong demand for housing, especially in mature estates, HDB has been building more new flats  in recent years, to provide options for flat buyers wishing to stay near their family members living in these estates for better mutual care and support.

In this latest BTO launch, flats are offered in the mature estates of Kallang Whampoa, Queenstown, and Tampines. HDB’s CEO, Tan Meng Dui, said, “To meet the strong housing demand, HDB is launching almost 5,000 new flats in the August 2021 BTO exercise, with more than half located in mature estates.”

“Notwithstanding the delays of BTO projects under construction, HDB remains committed to provide a steady supply of new HDB flats to meet future housing needs. We are also working hard with our industry partners and relevant agencies to keep ongoing BTO projects on track, amidst the difficult challenges facing the construction industry.”

Applications for the flats launched in the August 2021 BTO exercise can be made online on HDB website from 11 August 2021 to 17 August 2021. Applicants can apply for only one flat type/category in one town under the BTO exercise.

In November 2021, HDB will offer about 4,400 BTO flats in towns/estates such as Choa Chu Kang, Hougang, Jurong West, Kallang Whampoa and Tengah. The projects are still under review, and more details will be announced when ready.

Including the projects to be offered in November, HDB is on track to launch about 17,000 BTO flats in 2021. This is higher than the 14,600 and 16,800 flats launched in 2019 and 2020, respectively, and will be supplemented by the balance flats which are offered via the SBF exercises and open booking.

– Construction+ Online

Source: HDB