13 Mar '11, 11am

GE: Programme to spruce up Whampoa to proceed if PAP wins seat: SINGAPORE : Minister of State in the Prime Minis...

GE: Programme to spruce up Whampoa to proceed if PAP wins seat: SINGAPORE : Minister of State in the Prime Minis...

SINGAPORE : Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Heng Chee How has said a S$90 million programme to spruce up Whampoa is still on the cards despite the electoral boundary changes. The S$90m programme is part of the S$460 million facelift for Jalan Besar GRC announced in January. Mr Heng said the team of People's Action Party MPs will go ahead with the plan, if given the chance to do so. He told MediaCorp: "Jalan Besar GRC has come up with five-year masterplan. This plan is our group's promise to the people that if we get the chance to do it, we will do it." It was a chance for residents to raise national issues to a visiting minister. Instead, the hour-long dialogue was dominated by the airing of local issues. These issues included too few schools, inadequate banking facilities and the absence of a polyclinic. Transport was another concern. The Whampoa bus term...

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