Singapore trying to increase its 5.3 million poplulation, Protests have already started

Singapore trying to increase its 5.3 million poplulation, Protests have already started

Singapore : Singapore | Feb 17, 2013 at 12:44 AM PST
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Singapore government has chalked out a well fit plan in order to have baby bloom in the country. The plan was endorsed in parliament on Feb. 8 according to which it is going to spend S$2bn ($1.6bn; £1bn) to increase its population in the coming years.

People in Singapore are less inclined to produce children due to lifelong cost of raising a family and the impact of it on their careers. Keeping these points in view, the government is trying to provide incentives to the families so that they have more and more kids. Incentives such as such as priority access to public housing and help with medical bills might make the country's efforts fruitful.

The government has started admitting more foreigners to cope with an effort to reverse the country's declining birth rate. This has caused real concerns among the masses regarding high cost of living.

Angry citizens have carried out the demonstration including 3,000 people, voicing their concerns against the government plan. The rally was organised by Gilbert Goh who believes that such protest by the people clearly shows the disagreement over the plan. The plan invisages bolstering infrastructure and social programs to accommodate a projected population of 6.5 million to 6.9 million by 2030 — a marked increase from the current population of 5.3 million.

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JasonBornee is based in West Richland, Washington, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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