09 Jan '12, 7am

Dr Balakrishnan: PUB should not have used word 'ponding' for December Orchard Road floods

Dr Balakrishnan: PUB should not have used word 'ponding' for December Orchard Road floods

Dr Balakrishnan said during the Parliament session that the ministry checked the Stamford Canal and nearby drains after the Lucky Plaza and Liat Towers floods in December, and found no signs of blockage. He said national water agency PUB should not have called the phenomenon at the water-logged areas 'ponding'. -- PHOTO: LIAT TOWERS By Feng Zengkun The Ministry for the Environment and Water Resources has stepped up checks on drains and canals here during the North-east monsoon season, said Environment Minister Vivian Balakrishnan as Parliament resumed on Monday afternoon. Dr Balakrishnan said during the Parliament session that the ministry checked the Stamford Canal and nearby drains after the Lucky Plaza and Liat Towers floods in December, and found no signs of blockage. He said national water agency PUB should not have called the phenomenon at the water-logged areas 'pon...

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