30 Jul '11, 3am

Work begins on [email protected]

Work begins on Eco-Link@BKE

SINGAPORE: Work has started on Southeast Asia's first ecological corridor, [email protected], that links two nature reserves across the Bukit Timah expressway (BKE). The National Parks Board (NParks) and Land Transport Authority (LTA) broke ground on Saturday to mark the start of construction. Eco-Link is part of Singapore's efforts to conserve biodiversity in its urban landscape. The hourglass-shaped Eco-Link will be built across the BKE to connect Singapore's largest primary and secondary forests, as well as the Bukit Timah and central catchment nature reserves. NParks and LTA said it's important to preserve the habitats in the nature reserves because they're home to three quarters of Singapore's native plant species and more than 1,000 animal species. Linking two high points on opposite slopes of the nature reserves and measuring 50 metres at its narrowest point, Eco-Link wi...

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