The total flood-prone area in Singapore today is almost 100 times smaller than in 1970, with $1.2 billion being spent on drain improvement works since 2011 and another $500 million earmarked for the next two to three years to upgrade existing drains. Jose Hong looks at the success story of Singapore's anti-flood measures while also cautioning why flooding will never be completely eliminated, especially in a time of climate change.
- PublishedJan 18, 2018, 2:54 am SGT
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