Municipal Services Office may coordinate grass-cutting services in public spaces

The newly-established Municipal Services Office (MSO) is looking at coordinating grass-cutting services across different public spaces, said Minister in the Prime Minister Office Grace Fu on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
The newly-established Municipal Services Office (MSO) is looking at coordinating grass-cutting services across different public spaces, said Minister in the Prime Minister Office Grace Fu on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The newly-established Municipal Services Office (MSO) is looking at coordinating grass-cutting services across different public spaces, said Minister in the Prime Minister Office Grace Fu on Tuesday.

Currently, different agencies hire their own contractors to cut the grass growing on the land they manage.

The Singapore Land Authority, for example, takes care of the grass on vacant state land, while the National Parks Board handles the grass on park connectors and water agency PUB oversees grass-cutting on the paths beside canals.

This means that grass on different types of land are cut at different times of the month, and with varying frequencies.

Some members of the public have given feedback about these dissimilar schedules, Ms Fu told reporters after she visited the Pang Sua park connector in Yew Tee.

As such, the MSO is now considering consolidating grass-cutting services under a few agencies, so as to better serve residents, said Ms Fu.

More details on the possible change will be given at a later date, after a decision has been reached, she added.

The MSO is a one-stop office that handles municipal matters involving multiple government agencies.