Law does not prohibit activities under nature reserve, says NParks

Site investigation works, which involve drilling boreholes, being carried out in 2017 at the Central Catchment Nature Reserve for the Cross Island MRT line. Underground activities, at whatever depth, will be bound by regulations laid out in the Parks
Site investigation works, which involve drilling boreholes, being carried out in 2017 at the Central Catchment Nature Reserve for the Cross Island MRT line. Underground activities, at whatever depth, will be bound by regulations laid out in the Parks and Trees Act. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

A law protecting nature reserves does not prevent underground activities from being carried out at one.

But it does require that such works be carried out at a depth that does not affect the wildlife in the reserve and people's enjoyment of nature there.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 03, 2020, with the headline 'Law does not prohibit activities under nature reserve, says NParks'. Print Edition | Subscribe