Singapore's white paper

A government White Paper on population has projected that by 2030, Singapore's population could reach 6.9 million, and workforce growth will slow to half its current rate in the next decade. 

The government also laid out its strategies to ensure a high quality of life for Singaporeans within the paper. 

Among them, long term planning beyond 2020 such as setting aside land to build 700,000 more homes and doubling the rail network. 

Unveiling the paper today, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, who oversees population matters, said the strategies are about striking the best balance for the country's population. 

The White Paper is the government's first comprehensive report to outline the country's strategy to address demographic challenges. 

For more on the report's implications, 938LIVE's Reeta Raman spoke to Sociologist Paulin Straughan, from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at NUS. 

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