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  • Clivebenss's Avatar
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    • By Imelda Saad | Posted: 29 January 2013 1213 hrs

      SINGAPORE: Singapore's population could hit 6.9 million by 2030 - up from the current 5.3 million - if strategies outlined in the White Paper on Population to mitigate the country's ageing and shrinking population are met.

      The population projection also takes into account a lower GDP growth rate beyond 2020.

      Singapore is facing serious challenges of ageing and dwindling population, in particular from 2025 when its citizen population starts to shrink.

      The White Paper on Population, released on Tuesday, is the first comprehensive report to outline the country's strategy to ensure a sustainable population.

      The proposal is to take in 30,000 new permanent residents (PR) every year which will keep the PR population stable at about half a million. Then, from this pool, take in 15,000 to 25,000 new citizens each year, to stop the citizen population from shrinking.

      At this rate, by 2030, Singapore's total population numbers should hit between 6.5 and 6.9 million.

      The figures are based on certain assumptions - that the stretched productivity target of between 2 and 3 per cent for this decade is further moderated to between 1 and 2 per cent, between 2020 and 2030. And, a workforce growth rate that dips from the 3.3 per cent growth over the last three decades, to just 1 per cent between 2020 and 2030.

      With those numbers, the country's GDP growth beyond 2020 will likely fall to between 2 and 3 per cent a year - from the current 3 to 5 per cent projection for this decade.

      To ensure a high quality of life for Singaporeans, the government will build ahead. Long term planning beyond 2020 include setting aside land to build 700,000 more homes and doubling the rail network.

      - CNA/ck

    • importing more?

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  • ^Acid^ aka s|aO^eH~'s Avatar
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    • To ensure a high quality of life for Singaporeans, the government will build ahead. Long term planning beyond 2020 include setting aside land to build 700,000 more homes and doubling the rail network.

      High quality of life means less ppl and less squeezing in transport...

      not more ppl to make u pek cek...

       

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  • And life goes on... with shades of grey
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    • Singapore is not the only country that is facing ageing and low fertility rate problems.    Unlike Singapore, the govt in other countries are not greedy for more money to come by rapidly importing foreigners.   They are doing it in the name of MONEY $.

      those of you who are still hoping PAP will change for the better, the chances are they will never.   If they want to change they would have changed long ago.    Now they changed for the worst.      Want foreigners to replace locals.

      All thanks to LEE HSIEN LOONG.

    • Singapore population to be half-foreign by 2030: govt

      AFP NewsAFP News – 4 hours ago
      • Singapore's population will swell to 6 million by 2020. (AFP file photo)

      Foreigners could make up nearly half of Singapore's population by 2030, the government said Tuesday as it unveiled its politically sensitive projection for a city of up to seven million boosted by young immigrants.

      In a white (policy) paper on population, the government said Singaporeans' flagging birth rates -- which have been below replacement levels for more than three decades -- necessitated immigration into the prosperous Southeast Asian nation.

      The paper, released by the National Population and Talent Division, said the total population could range between 6.5 and 6.9 million by 2030.

      Foreigners would make up nearly half the population by then, with the proportion of Singaporean citizens projected to fall to 55 percent, from 62 percent as of June 2012 when the population was 5.31 million.

      The projection sparked furious online reactions from citizens, with some saying it was time to emigrate.

      "This white paper from the government is a betrayal to local born Singaporean(s)," posted Mc Lee on the website of the Straits Times.

      "It's hard to call a place home when you got no space & getting out & about is a constant death match," stated keenlen on Twitter.

      "I guess migration plans for Singaporeans should begin soon. Singapore is slowly losing its nationality," Shane Goh tweeted.

      Singapore's total fertility rate (TFR) of 1.20 children per woman last year is far below the 2.1 needed to sustain the native population, and has been so for more than three decades.

      "We do not expect our TFR to improve to the replacement rate of 2.1 in the short term," the paper said.

      "Taking in younger immigrants will help us top up the smaller cohorts of younger Singaporeans, and balance the ageing of our citizen population," it added.

      "To stop our citizen population from shrinking, we will take in between 15,000 and 25,000 new citizens each year," it stated, adding that the immigration rate would be reviewed "from time to time".

      Immigration has been a politically sensitive issue for the government, which has in recent years widened the door for foreigners to sustain the economy.

      But their numbers were reduced following a social backlash, with foreigners blamed for problems including overcrowding, straining public services and driving up housing costs.

      The study said the government would take steps such as expanding transport networks and building more public housing to support the increase in population.

      Singapore this month also announced increased cash bonuses for parents of newborn babies and introduced paternity leave as part of a package of measures to boost the local population.

    • get lee hsien loong out of the PM's position.

      this fellow is good for nothing, only suck money, display arrogance, talk cock.

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    • Originally posted by Summer hill:

      damn it, can I affford to buy a house then? 

      Yes, provided you earn  a lot of $$$$$$$$$$

    • Originally posted by the Bear:

      i think the MIW just lost the next GE

      No, impossible.   There are still sufficient idiots to vote them in to continue to give them the mandate.

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    • imagine who the new citizens (who convert) will vote.

       

      so it may not be totally lost.

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    • 20 yrsd later what if no use? out money down the drain popualtion still like that"? that's not the root cause.

       

      meanwhile we should ignore this white paper and continue to vote good oppositions into TCs let them run TCs and into parliament.

       

      20 yrs later still cannot at least we have oppositons already.

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    • 2016 1/3 opposition in parliament, 2021 opposition form government. 

      I think Singaporeans should aim for end of PAP rule by 2021.

  • Clivebenss's Avatar
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    • Originally posted by Dalforce 1941:

      2016 1/3 opposition in parliament, 2021 opposition form government. 

      I think Singaporeans should aim for end of PAP rule by 2021.

      more likely a WP/PAP coalition.

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  • Dalforce 1941's Avatar
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    • Originally posted by Clivebenss:

      more likely a WP/PAP coalition.

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      I prefer get rid of PAP.

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