CDL introduces healthy eating to construction workers

Romesh Navaratnarajah2 Oct 2017

CDL 5-Star EHS Awards and EHS Cup (2)

Over 1.5 tonnes of fortified rice were distributed to some 300 workers on Sunday. (Photo: CDL)

City Developments Limited (CDL) distributed over 1.5 tonnes of fortified rice to some 300 construction workers on Sunday (1 October) at the CDL 5-Star Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Awards 2017 held at the Singapore University of Technology and Design.

According to the World Food Programme, fortification increases the content of essential vitamins and minerals in rice to improve its nutritional quality.

“For CDL, the safety and well-being of workers have always been a priority,” said CDL’s Group General Manager Chia Ngiang Hong. “By distributing fortified rice to the workers, we hope to introduce them to a healthier and more nutritious eating option.”

During the event, seven of CDL’s builders were also presented with the CDL 5-Star EHS Awards from guest-of-honour Sam Tan, Minister of State for Manpower.

Established in 2005, the annual awards aim to recognise builders and workers who have excelled in their EHS performance.

About 1,600 construction workers are currently employed by builders at five CDL worksites. 


Romesh Navaratnarajah, Senior Editor at PropertyGuru, wrote this story. To contact him about this or other stories, email


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