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Developers bidding for some govt plots face new rules

The push is aimed at ensuring cleaner, quieter and faster building methods

Published on Aug 15, 2014 8:42 AM
An artist's impression of developer OUE's 10-storey extension of Crowne Plaza Changi Airport hotel, which will be built using prefabricated modules with multiple units that are assembled on site. Successful bidders of selected government land sale sites will be required to use more productive construction methods by the year end. -- ST PHOTO: OUE

Developers who successfully bid for projects on selected government plots will have to adopt more productive construction methods by the end of this year.

Compared with conventional methods, these techniques can yield manpower and time savings of up to 50 per cent, said National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan in a blog post yesterday.

"We need game-changing construction technologies to boost our construction productivity and reduce our reliance on construction workers," he said.

The new rules, which were announced in March, are part of a concerted drive by the Government to raise productivity growth in the sector.

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