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NParks calls for impact study of new Chestnut Nature Park

Board wants an assessment of how area's flora and fauna may be affected

Published on Mar 5, 2014 8:37 AM
 
An aerial view of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, next to which the Chestnut Nature Park will be built. The study will assess the impact of construction and the effect of human activities thereafter. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

It is being built to bring more Singaporeans closer to nature. But how will nature cope as people come closer to it?

This is the question the National Parks Board (NParks) wants answered about the planned Chestnut Nature Park, to be built next to the species-rich Central Catchment Nature Reserve.

When completed next year, the park will have biking and hiking trails, a viewing tower, meeting pavilion and carpark.

It is being built to bring Singaporeans closer to nature, the Government had said in 2012.

 
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