Nature lovers push harder for Green Corridor by @gracechua @greencorridorsg

The KTM land reverts to Singapore tomorrow. In their original proposal, green groups pushed for the 173.7ha strip of land on which rail tracks now run to be turned into a 'green corridor' for cycling, gardens and nature walks. But corridor proponents now also call for calculations to be done on the true financial contribution which permanent green spaces make to property values. The Straits Times understands that the proposal was discussed in a 1 1/2-hour closed-door meeting on Tuesday between nature groups and Minister of State for National Development Tan Chuan-Jin. Parties at the talks described the discussion as 'positive'. Brigadier-General (NS) Tan, signalling his openness to the idea of a Green Corridor, had called the original proposal 'fascinating'. He has personal memories of the pleasures of a walk along the railway near Mount Sinai while studying at the then Ra...

Full article: http://wildsingaporenews.blogspot.com/2011/06/nature-love...

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