27 Feb '11, 2pm

Marine Parade renewal plan under way

SINGAPORE: A second five-year town renewal plan has been launched to turn the Marine Parade division into a gracious, warm and cohesive community. Members of Parliament (MP) from the Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency (GRC) led by Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong launched the town renewal plan aimed at bringing quality living in the town. This is the second five-year renewal plan for the Marine Parade area. The first one was launched in February 2006. Since then, 95 per cent of eligible blocks in Marine Parade town have been selected or upgraded under the Lift Upgrading Programme while 11 precincts have undergone main and interim upgrading. Speaking at the event, MP and Chairman of the Marine Parade Town Council, Mr Lim Biow Chuan, said more improvement projects such as covered linkways, playgrounds, fitness corners and games courts have been planned. He said the...

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