Minister lists measures taken to combat flooding at Chai Chee, Marine Parade

SINGAPORE - Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin has outlined the steps that have been taken to prevent future incidences of flooding in his constituency.

The statement, posted on his Facebook page, comes after two incidences of flooding were reported in the area. On Wednesday, flooding was reported at the junction at Chai Chee Road and Upper Changi Road, as well as Marine Parade Market and Food Centre.

On Monday, floods were reported at the same junction at Chai Chee Road and Upper Changi Road.

Mr Tan, who is a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency, said that they are taking steps to rectify the situation, and will provide more information once it's ready.

Read Tan Chuan-Jin's full statement here:

Had a detailed meeting with PUB, NEA, LTA and Town Council to go through the flood points in our GRC. We were briefed on situation, what happened and why, what was in place and what will be happening. We also went to take a look on site. Will visit a few more this weekend.

I have asked them to package the info and will push it out to the public once ready. It is instructive to note what has been already done, and what is in the pipeline, so to speak.

Work has been done in a number of areas and it is encouraging to note that the situation was ok. For affected areas, we'd take interim measures where we can while the formal solution kicks in. We'd speed things up where possible but some of these are quite major efforts.

Since a few years ago, PUB have embarked on a renewal of our system...some 7000km worth?! It's take time. So we'd have to augment with temporary measures in areas that are acutely affected.

We'd also get some solutions for the Geylang Serai market. Will do what we can for Marine Parade Hawker Center as well. Will visit with ESM.

See Pumps@Chai Chee as example of what was done and now augmented while waiting for major works to be done in next half year.