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Mr KHAW Boon Wan Minister for National Development
Mr KHAW Boon Wan

Mr Khaw Boon Wan was re-elected as a Member of Parliament in May 2011.  He represents the Sembawang Group Representation Constituency (GRC) and is currently the National Development Minister.

In his previous portfolio as the Health Minister, Mr Khaw rapidly expanded the healthcare sector to cope with the growing population and ageing issues. For instance, in the north, the new Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Yishun has brought quality healthcare closer to the residents living there. He has also liberalised Medisave and reformed MediShield and ElderShield, saving money for many patients. Through these innovations, all Singaporeans can afford good basic healthcare. He actively promotes healthy lifestyle as his mission is to help Singaporeans live a long and healthy life.

In his current appointment, he seeks to make housing affordable and accessible to all Singaporeans. He ramped up the construction of HDB flats and cleared the backlog of young families waiting for their first home. He revised several housing policies making HDB flats affordable for both the middle and the lower income families. Singles are now eligible to buy new HDB flats.

His portfolio includes making Singapore a City in a Garden. Urbanisation in Singapore will parallel a commitment to raising our quality of life and protecting our environment. Parks and park connectors bring greenery within reach of every Singaporean. He sees HDB towns as modern kampongs with strong community spirit among the residents.

Mr Khaw graduated in Australia under the Colombo Plan Scholarship. Since graduation, he has devoted his entire life to public service.  In 1992, he became then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong’s Principal Private Secretary. In 1995, he led the Ministry of Trade and Industry as its Permanent Secretary. In October 2001, he entered politics and was elected as a Member of Parliament in the Tanjong Pagar GRC.

Mr Khaw was born on 8 December 1952. He is a Buddhist and married with three daughters. He is a vegetarian.

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Prime Minister
Mr LEE Hsien Loong
Deputy Prime Minister and
Coordinating Minister for National Security and
Minister for Home Affairs
Mr TEO Chee Hean
Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister for Finance
Minister for Trade and Industry
Mr LIM Hng Kiang
Minister, Prime Minister's Office
Mr LIM Swee Say
Minister for Communications and Information
Dr YAACOB Ibrahim
Minister for National Development
Mr KHAW Boon Wan
Minister for Defence
Dr NG Eng Hen
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources
Minister for Foreign Affairs and
Minister for Law
Mr K Shanmugam
Minister for Health
Mr GAN Kim Yong
Minister for Transport
Mr LUI Tuck Yew
Minister, Prime Minister's Office and
Second Minister for Home Affairs and
Second Minister for Trade and Industry
Mr S Iswaran
Minister for Education
Mr HENG Swee Keat
Minister, Prime Minister's Office and
Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and
Second Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ms Grace FU Hai Yien
Minister for Social and Family Development and
Second Minister for Defence
Mr CHAN Chun Sing
Acting Minister for Manpower
Mr TAN Chuan-Jin
Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and
Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information
Mr Lawrence WONG
Last updated on 11.09.2013
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