Fourteen HDB blocks in Jurong East will undergo lift upgrading.
This was announced by Senior Minister of State for National Development, Grace Fu, at a community event on Sunday.
Ms Fu said blocks 103 to 116, which were built in the early 80s, will get their lifts upgraded.
She said: “For Jurong East Yuhua, this will be our second last precinct; we have one more precinct to go, we hope we are able to get it next year.”
Ms Fu had earlier joined some 1,000 residents, grassroots leaders and volunteers in the precinct in a mass cleanup of the neighbourhood as part of this year’s Clean and Green Week.
Ms Fu, who is also MP for Jurong GRC, said residents can do more to keep the estates clean.
The town council was asked to stop cleaning for one day to see the effect.
Ms Fu said: “It showed there was a lot of littering, especially high rise littering. So I think that is an area we can really focus on in terms of public education, as well as getting residents to play their part.”
The mass cleanup was the largest so far in Yuhua, taking place in seven zones involving 14 blocks.
Source : Channel NewsAsia – 15 Nov 2009