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JTC looks into building above major roads

Published on Apr 2, 2014 7:37 AM
When it comes to freeing up land for other uses, building over roads is likely to be cheaper than going underground, says CEO Png Cheong Boon. -- PHOTO: JTC

In what would be a first for land-scarce Singapore, industrial landlord JTC is exploring the possibility of erecting buildings, walkways and communal spaces above major roads.

This could be cheaper than going underground, it says of the unprecedented idea to intensify land usage.

The landlord might also step up efforts to redevelop older industrial estates by taking back land when 30-year leases are up.

These moves are part of plans to ensure the best use of Singapore's scarce space, said chief executive Png Cheong Boon at a press conference yesterday.

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