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Grassroots groups plan improvement projects for Workers' Party wards

Published on Jan 21, 2014 12:35 AM

GRASSROOTS organisations in Aljunied GRC, Hougang and Punggol East are planning to submit 17 upgrading projects to the Ministry of National Development (MND) for approval.

The projects, to be paid for by Community Improvement Projects Committee (CIPC) funds, include covered walkways, barrier-free access and fitness corners.

The Citizens Consultative Committees (CCCs) of the three Workers' Party-held constituencies said on Monday that in drawing up the list of 17 projects, they consulted opposition-run Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC).

The CIPC funds have long been a sticking point in opposition wards as they are given to town councils through the CCCs, which are grassroots bodies under the People's Association.

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