Developer of project in Sembawang to fix cracks & damage in houses nearby
The developer of a project in Sembawang will fix the cracks and damage to 22 houses nearby.
He's doing this after complaints surfaced in April last year from residents around Jalan Legundi - of cracked walls, sunken driveways and leaking roofs.
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, 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 Wednesday night 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'll start with temporary works and then move on to permanent repair works.
Mr Shanmugam, who's 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 MediaCorp 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.
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