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Work to enhance stormwater collection pond in Bukit Panjang starts

Published on Jul 20, 2014 10:58 AM

SINGAPORE - Work has begun on enhancements for Pang Sua Pond in Bukit Panjang, one of the 16 stormwater collection ponds here, with a groundbreaking ceremony at Senja-Cashew Community Club on Sunday morning.

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan, an adviser for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, said after the event: "Every pond, every waterway in Singapore is a potential community feature, and we'll work with local communities to generate ideas so that there'll be facilities which families can use."

The project is expected to be completed in mid-2016, and will add to the pond boardwalks, lookout decks and a multipurpose stage on the water itself.

Plants grown in one of the main canals that feeds into the pond will also be tested as a means of improving the quality of water flowing into the canal from surrounding areas during dry weather.

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