PUB to improve drainage islandwide with 200 projects

PUB to improve drainage islandwide with 200 projects

SINGAPORE - National water agency PUB will be working on about 200 drainage projects islandwide in the next 12 months to tackle flash floods, said Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan in a Facebook post on Thursday.

"All of us would have witnessed or may have even been caught in the recent flash floods," he wrote.

"The intense rainfall, especially in low lying areas, has overwhelmed the local drainage systems in these areas.

"We know where all these areas are, and PUB has been working hard on plans to improve their drainage capacity.

"I have asked PUB to expedite the ongoing work on 170 projects and to commence work on 36 new projects within 12 months."

As wetter weather sets in with the year-end monsoon, PUB has also stepped up checks on construction sites, drain maintenance, and its staff and contractors are on standby round the clock.

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