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Environmental impact study of new cross island MRT line starts

Published on Jul 4, 2014 3:13 PM
 
A wildlife consultant speaks to participants of a nature walk at MacRitchie Nature Trail in February. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has appointed Environmental Resources Management to assess the environmental impact that the proposed Cross Island Line might have on Singapore's central catchment nature reserve. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has appointed Environmental Resources Management to assess the environmental impact that the proposed Cross Island Line might have on Singapore's central catchment nature reserve.

ERM, a global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk and social consulting services, has put together a team of specialists to carry out the assessment. The team has conducted similar studies for transport projects in Britain and includes a biodiversity arm. The assessment of the line's effects on the nature reserve and its surrounding areas will start immediately.

Announced in 2013, the 50km Cross Island Line will span Changi to Jurong Industrial Estate and is targeted for completion in 2030.

LTA chief executive Chew Hock Yong said: "Stakeholders and interested parties such as the nature and residents groups have provided us with valuable inputs.

 
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