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Singapore Budget 2014: One in 10 construction site inspections found breeding mosquitoes

Published on Mar 11, 2014 1:45 PM
Construction site of private housing near Woodleigh MRT station. -- ST FILE PHOTO: JAMIE KOH

One in 10 of the inspections carried out at construction sites last year found mosquitoes breeding there.

That is out of some 12,000 inspections that were carried out last year, said Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, in response to MPs' queries in Parliament on the dengue situation.

Contractors have been penalised with fines that total $3.5 million, he said.

In the last six months, the Government has issued 55 stop-work orders and prosecuted 26 contractors in court, Dr Balakrishnan added, urging construction contractors to strengthen the environmental management at worksites.

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