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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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