Free repairs for fire victims' flats
Construction firm says it is 'a small way of giving back to community'
Published on Mar 16, 2014 9:36 AM
When retiree Tan Kong Lam watched his three-room Whampoa flat of more than 20 years go up in smoke three weeks ago, his heart sank.
"Almost everything - my bedroom, kitchen, living room - was damaged," said the 55-year-old former tailor.
But this week, his family will be returning to a flat where signs of the fire can hardly be seen - thanks to homegrown construction firm Lum Chang Building Contractors.
For the last two weeks, the company has been sending five to eight workers each day to re-tile, repair and paint all four affected flats at Block 33 Jalan Bahagia - for free. It declined to reveal how much it cost but the Tan family believed the refurbishing cost for their flat is at least $10,000.
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