31 Jul '16, 5am

HDB bags engineering award for innovative ideas behind Punggol Waterway - The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - The greening of Punggol Waterway has helped the Housing and Development Board (HDB) bag an award from the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES). The team of HDB engineers responsible for enhancing the 4.2km long waterway - the longest man-made waterway in Singapore - were recognised for their innovative ways to create a better living environment for residents. The engineers, from HDB's Building and Research Institute (BRI), had cultivated freshwater-tolerant mangroves and designed a scalable, modular platform for floating wetlands. Their efforts have enhanced the waterway's water quality, biodiversity and recreational value. The team received the Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award on July 23 from Acting Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng. Twelve other teams, from government agencies, research institutions and private firms, were also presen...

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