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Lift upgrading scheme to be completed by December

Published on Mar 9, 2014 8:07 AM
 
Amid MPs and residents' recent queries about delays, the Housing Board has said that all blocks are on track to have their lifts ready by the end of the year - the deadline for the last stretch of the 13-year Lift Upgrading Programme. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Amid MPs and residents' recent queries about delays, the Housing Board (HDB) has said that all blocks are on track to have their lifts ready by the end of the year - the deadline for the last stretch of the 13-year Lift Upgrading Programme (LUP).

The LUP, which strives to provide blocks built before 1990 lift access to every floor, will come to a close when lifts in the remaining 693 blocks become operational in December.

Work on 94 blocks, however, may spill over to next year, though the HDB clarified in a statement to The Sunday Times that this is to "upgrade existing lifts or remove lifts that are no longer required".

These blocks would still have lifts that serve every floor.

 
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