Contractor woes leave Sengkang mall in mess
HDB is replacing the contractor; mall will be ready only by mid-2013
Renovations to a shopping mall in Sengkang should have been completed last month, but the main contractor abandoned the project recently and all work ground to a halt.
The company, Technobuilt Construction & Engineering, started on the upgrading project to cover and air-condition Rivervale Plaza in June last year.
But more than a month ago, it stopped work, leaving the place in a mess and shop owners up in arms.
Hoardings are still up, with "business as usual" posters plastered on them, while wires dangle from the ceiling frame.
The main contractor is believed to have run into some cash-flow problems and therefore abandoned the project.
– Mr Michael Palmer, Member of Parliament for Punggol East