09 Jun '11, 9pm

PUB says it will study a proposal to build an underground tank to curb flooding along Orchard Road.

SINGAPORE - National water agency PUB said yesterday it will study the Orchard Road Business Association's (ORBA) proposal of an underground tank to prevent floods hitting the shopping belt. But as an immediate step, it will work with affected building owners to boost their flood prevention measures. The meeting between PUB and the association yesterday took place at Traders Hotel, which is located in an area near Orchard Road, which was affected by the floods last Sunday. MediaCorp was not allowed to film the session but it is understood that about 50 people including representatives from the PUB, the Singapore Tourism Board and the affected shopping malls turned up for the meeting. The ORBA has said that it was disappointed with the PUB and wants long-term solutions to tackle the flooding. The PUB described the meeting as "very useful" and that many ideas were exchanged ...

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