PUB has identified 100 more sites in Singapore that could potentially be developed in the ABC Waters Programme
PUB has identified 100 more sites in Singapore that could potentially be developed in the ABC Waters Programme.
ABC Waters integrates drains, canals and reservoirs with the surrounding environment to create water parks and community spaces.
Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said in Parliament three more projects will be completed this year at Sungei Pandan, Sungei Ulu Pandan and Geylang River.
Construction will start on five additional projects later this year at Sungei Tampines, Sungei Api Api, Kallang River (next to St Andrew’s school) and Siglap Canal. Between 2014 and 2017, construction will start on new projects at Kallang Riverside and Jurong Lake.
Dr Balakrishnan said: “We’ll make sure these ABCs are inter-connected – what I call these blue ribbons of water with the National Park Connector network. So that you’ll be able to have access throughout the island, you can run many marathons on these routes. We have completed 20 projects so far, but the good news is in fact we’ve identified 100 sites that could potentially be developed over the next 15 to 20 years. Now I’m not saying we can do all 100, but I’m saying there is potential to do many more sites.”