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Updated: 02/08/2013 06:37 | By Channel NewsAsia

Tenants affected by leakage problem at Rivervale Plaza hoping for compensation

Tenants affected by leakage problem at Rivervale Plaza hoping for compensation


Tenants affected by leakage problem at Rivervale Plaza hoping for compensation

SINGAPORE: Tenants affected by the leakage problem at the Rivervale Plaza after Thursday afternoon’s downpour are hoping to get compensation.

It was mostly business as usual for the tenants affected on the second floor of the mall.

The three tenants —— including a tuition centre and hardware shop —— estimate their losses to be at least S$30,000 in total.

The Housing and Development Board (HDB) said they have taken action to improve the waterproofing system. They are also building a new drainage system, which will be completed by this Sunday.

They added that the incident will not affect the upgrading works, which is expected to be completed by end—June 2013.

The affected tenants will also receive compensation from the contractor’s insurer soon.

Kelvin Ng, director of Mavis Tutorial Centre, said: "It’s very dangerous because the water has been flowing out through the pipelines to the lights, to the aircon. It was chaotic, a lot of the children actually didn’t know what to do.

"Two months ago, there were already signs of leaking. We brought it up to the management, and the management said they’ll look into it."

—CNA/ac

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