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Robots to make food deliveries from Westgate mall to JTC Summit in upcoming trial

Autonomous robots that perform the job of a food delivery rider will be on trial in Jurong East in the second half of this year. For a start, it would pick up bubble-tea orders from HeyTea, located on…

No award of tender for Plot 7 Jalan Papan industrial site: JTC

JTC announced on Tues that the tender for an industrial site at Jalan Papan, Plot 7, will not be awarded because the highest bid was below the reserve price. The tender for the site was launched on Dec…

Jurong Innovation District to bring jobs and innovation: Tan See Leng

Over the next 18 months, JID is expected to account for 4,500 jobs, with 1,200 being new and 3,300 being existing workers relocating into the area, said Second Minister for MTI Tan See Leng during his visit to…

JTC launches site at Tampines North under 1H2021 IGLS programme

JTC has launched one site at Tampines North for tender under the first half of the 2021 IGLS. It is located at Tampines North Drive 5 (Plot 10) and has a site area of 0.5ha. The gross plot…

PUB to study ways to protect Singapore’s north-west coast

PUB will study ways to protect Singapore’s north-west coast against rising sea levels, after the completion of coastal protection studies for City-East Coast and Jurong Island, it said on Thurs. PUB also provided an update on these two…

Singapore to deploy network of climate sensors across island

Singapore plans to deploy a network of climate sensors across the country, as part of efforts to mitigate the effect of a phenomenon known as the urban heat island effect. On Thurs, MSE Minister Grace Fu said the…

Outcry over Kranji woodland clearing reflects love of nature, fears of procedural lapse: Observers

The outcry over the premature clearance of swathes of Kranji woodland reflects a greater community appreciation of nature as well as concerns over possible lapses in due process, say observers. Said Associate Professor Leong Chan-Hoong from SUSS’ Centre…

S’pore’s many shades of green: How should green spaces outside of protected areas be valued?

When viewed from above, the lush, broccoli-like tree tops of the Kranji woodland give the impression of an ecosystem as rich as other tropical rainforest plots in Singapore. So when photographs of cleared parts of the woodland flanking…

More supervision not always the best solution, says Chan Chun Sing on Kranji land clearance error

In the wake of the erroneous clearing of a large patch of Kranji woodland, Mr Chan Chun Sing on Fri cautioned against tacking on more layers of supervision in public service when processes should be streamlined instead. The…

Woodlands Industrial Park site launched for application

JTC has launched an industrial site at Woodlands Industrial Park for application under the first half of the 2021 IGLS programme. Located at Woodlands Industrial Park E7/E8, the 30-year leasehold site has an area of 0.77 ha and…

Account of what happened and action taken to rectify damage on cleared woodland needed

I refer to the clearing of the Kranji woodland. JTC disclosed that it had discovered the mistake on Jan 13 only on Feb 16, after evidence of the deforestation was posted on social media. Under the Parks and…

The history of the cleared Kranji woodlands, and what could be found there

A forested parcel of land around Kranji Road that was erroneously cleared by a contractor was not located near any sensitive nature areas, said JTC. A portion of the affected site was once part of the railway line…

JTC releases timeline of Kranji clearing works, says it decided to make error public after ‘undue speculation’

Setting out a detailed timeline of the erroneous forest clearing at Kranji, JTC said on Mon that when it discovered the error on Jan 13 it immediately ordered work to stop and gave the contractor a stern warning.…

All land clearance projects to check processes after erroneous Kranji clearing, review underway to prevent repeat: Chan Chun Sing

All land clearance projects will need to carry out an immediate check on their work processes so as to “avoid any repeat of the mistakes” that resulted in the erroneous tree clearing in Kranji, MTI Minister Chan Chun…

Kranji woodland clearance: ‘Gaps’ in project management, directions for ‘immediate’ follow-up issued, says Chan Chun Sing

The Government has given directions for “immediate follow-up”, after parts of a Kranji woodland site were erroneously cleared, said MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing on Mon. “It is clear to us that there were gaps in the way…

JTC accepts ‘supervisory responsibilities’ for Kranji woodland site; about 4.5ha cleared by mistake

JTC said on Mon it accepts its “supervisory responsibilities” in the case of a Kranji woodland site that was partially cleared by mistake, adding that it is conducting an internal review of its processes to see what could…

How did clearing of woodland happen and will those responsible be punished?

How can large swathes of Kranji woodland be erroneously cleared by contractor Huationg before JTC Corporation gave the green light to do so? Singapore already has limited areas of greenery, so I would presume that NParks and nature…

Satellite images show clearing of Kranji woodland was in progress in March 2020

Satellite images of Kranji woodland show over 8ha of forested land being cleared since last Mar. This is almost half of the site slated for the Agri-Food Innovation Park, which is equivalent to 33 football fields, and over…

Nature advocates call for mitigation measures after error in clearing parts of Kranji woodland area

The error in clearing parts of the Kranji woodland area could undermine recent efforts by Singapore authorities to better engage nature groups, said conservation advocates who expressed shock and disappointment at the mistake. The 70ha Kranji woodland area,…

NParks investigating after swathes of Kranji Woodland along rail corridor were cleared by mistake

Large swathes of Kranji Woodland along the rail corridor were mistakenly cleared while the authorities were in the midst of biodiversity impact assessments there. Aerial photos of the site showing the destruction of the woodland, a 70ha green…

Kranji forest parcel ‘erroneously’ cleared by contractors; firm given stern warning: JTC

In response to widely shared social media posts of images showing the clearing of a forested area in Kranji, JTC said that its contractor had “erroneously” begun deforesting some of the land. This happened before a biodiversity study…

Prices, rents for Singapore industrial space up in Q4

Prices and rents for industrial spaces increased 1% and 0.1% q-o-q respectively during the fourth quarter of 2020, showed JTC data on Thurs. For the whole of 2020, prices and rents still fell 2.7% and 1.5% respectively. The…

How digital tech can help Singapore tackle crises and build a better society

Singapore is an island city-state. We have no natural resources other than the creativity and industry of our people. In the face of these challenges, technology has been Singapore’s ally. Prior to the pandemic, we had already been…

JTC unveils plans to spruce up wafer fab parks

Initiatives are being rolled out to improve conditions in the electronics industry with the aim of attracting more workers and boosting growth opportunities in the sector. JTC unveiled plans yesterday to spruce up wafer fabrication parks. The four…

JTC launches Jalan Papan site for tender under 2H2020 IGLS

JTC has launched one site at Plot 7 at Jalan Papan for tender in the second half of the 2020 IGLS programme. It is the last of three Confirmed List sites for the 2H2020 IGLS Programme. The site…

JTC awards tender for 160 Gul Circle to New Century Integration

JTC has awarded the tender for the industrial site at 160 Gul Circle to New Century Integration at the tendered sum of $2.2 million. The site has an area of 3,686 sqm and a gross plot ratio of…

Jalan Papan industrial site launched for application

JTC on Tues launched an industrial site at Jalan Papan (Plot 5) for application. Zoned for B2 use, the 20-year leasehold site has an area of 0.56 hectare and a gross plot ratio of 1.4. It is the…

Singapore hits pause on building new data centres; short-term rents up

Singapore authorities have nudged data centre players to stop building new ones on this land-scarce island, triggering a rise in short-term rental rates. A moratorium on constructing new data centres was “implicitly imposed” since early last year during…

Keppel Infrastructure Holdings subsidiary secures $300 mil contract from JTC

Keppel DHCS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure Holdings, has won a contract worth $300 million by JTC on Oct 28. Under the contract, Keppel DHCS will build, own and operate a new district cooling system (DCS) plant…

Two new sites launched under the 2020 IGLS Programme

Gambas Way (Plot 3) and Tampines North Drive (Plot 11a) are now available for tender and application, respectively. JTC has launched two sides under the second half of the 2020 IGLS Programme, with tenders closing in Dec. The…

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