New projects to improve Potong Pasir on the cards: Khaw

Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan said there will be new development projects in Potong Pasir to improve the living environment for residents.

He said this in a written parliamentary reply to a question from Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Lina Chiam on plans for Potong Pasir and Lorong 8 Toa Payoh over the next five years.

Mr Khaw said the projects will include the development of the site next to the Potong Pasir MRT station for mixed residential and commercial purposes, and the improvement of water channels.

“The stretch of Kallang River from Potong Pasir Avenue 1 to St. Andrew’s Junior School, and the drain along Lorong 8 are being enhanced under PUB’s Active, Beautiful and Clean (ABC) Waters programme,” Mr Khaw said.

He added that more sheltered linkways will be provided for commuters from the Potong Pasir North-East Line MRT station. Cycling paths connecting Potong Pasir MRT station to the Kallang Park connector are also in the pipeline to shorten commuting distances.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 24 Feb 2015

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