More mosquitoes found breeding; NEA steps up checks on construction sites
Published on May 23, 2014 6:34 PM
SINGAPORE - Mosquito breeding is on the rise ahead of the traditional peak season for dengue between June and October, Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Grace Fu said on Friday.
In response, the National Environment Agency (NEA) has stepped up checks on construction sites and warned of stiffer penalties for contractors should their work sites be located within an active dengue cluster.
Errant contractors may be given longer Stop Work Orders or prosecuted in court.
The NEA has inspected 7,700 work sites this year, as of last month - an 80 per cent rise on the same period last year.
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