33 families in Katong estate have leases extended, to get priority to return after restoration works

The Jalan Binjai estate in Katong as seen on Oct 13, 2019. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Thirty-three families renting state properties in Katong scheduled to move out by year end have been given a reprieve, after the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) granted them a six-month lease extension in view of the Covid-19 outbreak and the need to minimise movement.

The households, which were initially asked to move out by December, will now have their leases extended to end-June next year to "help them get through this difficult period", said SLA in a statement on Monday (April 20).

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