According to the updated information from MOM on 17 Nov, 2014, the approved purpose-built dormitories for the housing of foreign workers are 41 operating dormitories and 4 under development dormitories in Singapore (Ministry of Manpower 2014).

 

There are 5 dormitories provide accommodation for all industries. The rest 40 dormitories are for all industries except Service industry.

 

As Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has ever vowed ‘we have to make sure foreign workers’ safety is taken care of, their living conditions are up to standard, and they are given full protection of the law……’ (India TV News 2013). It is undoubted that one of strategies from government for improving the living conditions of foreign workers in Singapore, to construct more dormitories for meeting the market demand is already under way.

 

Reference List:

India TV News 2013, Singapore PM Promises Safety of Foreign Workers, [online]. Available at URL: http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/world/singapore-pm-promises-safety-of-foreign-workers-15348.html [Accessed 16 Dec 2014].

 

Ministry Of Manpower 2014, Commercially Run Dormitories, [online]. Available at URL: http://www.mom.gov.sg/foreign-manpower/passes-visas/work-permit-fw/before-you-apply/Pages/list-of-approved-housing.aspx [Accessed 16 Dec 2014].