15 Jan '12, 5am

PUB to implement anti-flood measures in coming months

PUB to implement anti-flood measures in coming months

SINGAPORE: Singapore's investments in measures to prevent flooding must be just as effective in managing the other extreme weather condition - droughts. Environment and Water Resources Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan said this at a community driven recycling event, ECo Day Out at South West on Sunday. The environment minister pointed out during the event that the variability in the weather has been greater, which means more intense rain and possible dry spells. This is something that the panel of experts that is reviewing flood protection should bear in mind, said Dr Balakrishnan. He said: "A prolonged drought is something which is of greater worry to me than a flash flood, which can be resolved over 15 minutes to half an hour. One key point which I'm watching is to make sure that a lot of the recommendations that have been put by panel would also make sense if we have to ...

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