08 Oct '11, 5am

10 more hawker centres to be built over next decade

10 more hawker centres to be built over next decade

Ten more hawker centres will be built over the next decade, said Minister for Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan on Saturday. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM By Amanda Tan Ten more hawker centres will be built over the next decade, said Minister for Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan on Saturday. Speaking to reporters at a walkabout at the Bukit Timah hawker centre in the morning, Dr Balakrishnan said that there have been calls for more over the years. The government will focus on building the hawker centres in new towns such as Pasir Ris and Punggol. The minister said that the ministry will work with the HDB to set aside space for these hawker centres every time a new development comes up. Construction of the first hawker centre - at Bukit Panjang - will begin in 2012. It will also include a wet market.

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