Nine private estates will be upgraded under the Estate Upgrading Programme (EUP) at the cost of $20 million, the Ministry of National Development (MND) announced today.
The nine estates are Clover Estate, Lentor Estate, Thomson Faber Island Gardens, Toh Tuck Estate, Meng Suan/Springleaf Estates, Happy Gardens, Sea Breeze Garden, Toh Estate and Shahmah Terrace Estate (including houses along Jalan Merbok, Jalan Layang-Layang, Jalan Kakatua, Jalan Selating and Jalan Rajawali).
EUP aims to improve the physical condition and living environment in older private estates to meet the residents’ needs.
The upgrading works include installing footpath lighting and safety railings, covering drains to create footpaths, creating ramps and barrier free access facilities (pictured), improving the estates’ landscaping and parks, and enhancing the estate identity.
Surveys and/or dialogues will be conducted with the residents to gather their views and ideas on the upgrading works before the EUP project is implemented.
Since 2000, MND has spent $167 million under its EUP to upgrade eight batches of older private estates, and more than 41,800 households in 54 private estates have benefited from it.
Chairman of the Estate Upgrading Programme Committee, and Minister of State for National Development Mohamad Maliki Osman said, “I am heartened by the success of the Estate Upgrading Programme thus far. This is truly a collaborative effort, with residents taking ownership and playing an active role in deciding what improvements they hope to see in their estates to make the living environment better for all.”
The MND website lists 24 estates where EUP is on-going, and 30 estates where EUP has been completed.
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