Contractors must take action to control construction dust

We thank Mr Edward Lim for his letter ("Construction dust a problem"; last Tuesday).

Contractors are supposed to take appropriate dust control measures at their construction sites, such as enclosing the buildings with canvas and netting, spraying water to reduce dust nuisance and paving areas used by vehicles.

The National Environment Agency will investigate and take enforcement action pursuant to Section 18 of the Environmental Public Health Act if problems arise.

For feedback on dust nuisance, the public may contact us on 1800-CALL-NEA (1800-2255-632) or e-mail us at

Tai Ji Choong
Director, Environmental Health Department
National Environment Agency

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