The Main Upgrading Programme, or MUP (Template:Zh), was formally launched as the government’s pioneer upgrading programme 20 years ago in 1992, by then Prime Minister Mr Goh Chok Tong. Under the MUP, residents enjoyed an improved living environment without the need to move out from their familiar surroundings. The MUP has been brought to 128 precincts island-wide, benefitting 131,000 households.
In 1992, the government experimented with the concept of upgrading HDB flats while they were still being occupied on 6 precincts in a Demonstration Phase. These precincts were in Marine Parade, Kim Keat, Telok Blangah, Ang Mo Kio, Lorong Lew Lian and Clementi. The Demonstration Phase was a success, and was hence, expanded island-wide.
Under the MUP, improvements are carried out to the precinct's surroundings, the blocks, as well as within each individual dwelling unit.
Blocks completed up to 1980 are eligible for the MUP.
Home Improvement ProgrammeEdit
The Home Improvement Programme (HIP), a new programme announced by HDB in August 2007, is set to replace the Main Upgrading Programme (MUP). The HIP offers lessees a choice on the works they want to be included in the upgrading of their flats. It also helps lessees deal with common maintenance problems in ageing flats, such as spalling concrete and ceiling leaks, in a systematic and comprehensive manner. Flats built up to 1986 which have not undergone the Main Upgrading Programme are eligible for HIP.