16 Nov '11, 1am

Orchard Road may get canal or pond to prevent floods (finally building canals instead of iPhone apps) #fb

A new pond or canal could be built in Orchard Road to combat floods. If built, the canal would divert water from the Stamford Canal, possibly into the Singapore River. The Orchard Road Business Association has also previously suggested building a water retention tank in the green space beneath Ngee Ann City. This would be connected via pipes to Stamford Canal. Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan said at a press conference on Tuesday ahead of the monsoon season that the ministry was looking into these options to prevent floods in the popular shopping district. No further details were given. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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