Government to set up new corporate entity to manage its migrant worker dormitories

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NEST Singapore Limited will manage both purpose-built dormitories at Tukang Innovation Lane in Jurong and Sengkang West, in partnership with the private sector.

SINGAPORE: A new corporate entity will be set up by the Government to manage its purpose-built migrant worker dormitories, the Ministry of Manpower said on Saturday ., as part of efforts to improve living conditions and support for migrant workers.

NEST’s direct involvement in operating the new purpose-built dormitories will support “driving innovation and showcasing standards” in migrant worker housing, as well as allow MOM to grow its dormitory management capabilities, the ministry added in its press release. Each room at the Tukang dormitory can house up to 12 residents. Rooms will also be cross-ventilated for greater comfort and airflow, as well as boast higher ceilings and floor furnishings. announced in September 2021These efforts to improve living conditions, reduce the density in dormitories and boost resilience against future pandemics came after COVID-19 infected tens of thousands of migrant workers living in dormitories.

At Tukang purpose-built dormitory, migrant workers can look forward to green spaces and various outdoor recreation spaces in the form of multi-purpose courts to play sports.

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