On The Ground

To reduce flooding in Singapore, tackle the root cause

High water levels seen in Bukit Timah on April 17, 2021.PHOTO: ROADS.SG/FACEBOOK
PUB has said that it is working to tackle flooding threats to Singapore holistically.PHOTO: PUB, SINGAPORE'S NATIONAL WATER AGENCY/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - Flooded pavements across Singapore on Saturday (April 17) have raised the question: Going forward, can such events can be prevented altogether?

After all, Singapore has already spent $2 billion on drainage improvement works over the last decade, and plans to put in close to $1.4 billion more into such projects in the next five years.

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