Developer of project in Sembawang to fix cracks in houses nearby






SINGAPORE: The developer of a project in Sembawang will fix the cracks and damage to 22 houses nearby.

The developer is doing this after complaints of cracked walls, sunken driveways and leaking roofs surfaced in April last year from residents around Jalan Legundi.

The affected residents linked these to the construction of a three-storey mixed development nearby.

Their Member of Parliament (Nee Soon GRC), Mr K Shanmugam, visited some of the houses in December last year, along with officers from the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and grassroots leaders.

He asked the developer to repair the more serious damage before Lunar New Year and fix the rest after that.

In a Facebook post following a meeting on January 9 with the developer and his professional advisors, as well as the BCA and Neighbourhood Committee, Mr Shanmugam said the developer will carry out the repair work in two stages.

It will start with temporary works and then move on to permanent repair works.

Mr Shanmugam, who is also the Law and Foreign Affairs Minister, said some residents want the temporary works to be done before the Lunar New Year.

The contractor has agreed to do so.

Other residents asked for repair works to be done after the Lunar New Year.

The BCA told Channel NewsAsia that 22 of the 35 houses in the area are affected.

It has instructed the Professional Engineer of the construction project to inspect the affected units and submit an assessment report.

- CNA/fa



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