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Stop-work order for dengue-hit site

Published on Jul 5, 2014 6:30 AM
 
Suspected construction site where 35 of its workers came down with dengue. Construction company China Jingye Engineering Corporation has been told to stop work and clean up its Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1 Housing Board construction site after 35 of its workers contracted dengue. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

Construction company China Jingye Engineering Corporation has been told to stop work and clean up its Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1 Housing Board construction site after 35 of its workers contracted dengue.

The National Environment Agency (NEA) said it will take the company to court after an inspection of the site found four mosquito breeding areas.

It is the fourth time the site has been found to have breeding areas. Project manager Tan Chee Hock said the company was given its first stop-work order there last year.

It has since paid fines of more than $10,000 in total for three cases of mosquito breeding.

 
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