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Coronavirus: could empty offices help fix Asia’s housing shortages?

The coronavirus pandemic has increased pressure on governments to address shortages in housing and allowed authorities more freedom to convert empty offices, urban experts said on Tuesday.Last month, the South Korean government said it will add 114,000 homes for public housing within the next two years by buying empty hotels and offices and converting them into residences.Singapore is pushing a plan to redevelop old offices in its central business district (CBD) with new incentives for…

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