Teck Whye Shopping Centre gets S$1.35m facelift

Chua Chu Kang residents will soon enjoy a new shopping experience. The 20-year-old Teck Whye Shopping Centre will soon undergo a major facelift.

The 79 shops located at Blocks 137 to 146 in Teck Whye Lane will be improved at a cost of S$1.35 million.

The upgrading comes under Hong Kah Town Council’s five-year Town Renewal Plan. So the project will be fully funded by the town council and shop owners don’t need to bear any part of the cost.

The groundbreaking ceremony was officiated on Saturday morning by Acting Manpower Minister Gan Kim Yong, who’s also the MP for Chua Chu Kang.

Construction work will be conducted in phases beginning next week and will take about a year to complete. The new shopping centre will be ready by next May.

Teck Whye Shopping Centre has also been selected for the HDB’s Revitalisation of Shops Scheme (ROS). Under the scheme, assistance will be provided to help shop owners to pay for items that benefit the shops directly, such as awnings and gateways.

The HDB and Town Council will bear 50 per cent of the cost, subject to a cap of S$10,000 per shop, while the shop owners will pay the remaining amount.

The Chua Chu Kang Merchants’ Association is currently working out the package of improvement items for the ROS for Teck Whye Shopping Centre. – CNA/vm

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 7 Jun 2008

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