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Contractor woes leave Sengkang mall in mess

HDB is replacing the contractor; mall will be ready only by mid-2013

Published on Oct 27, 2012 6:00 AM
 

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.

 
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Background story

MONEY PROBLEMS

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