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Updated: 02/23/2013 01:45 | By Channel NewsAsia

Two town councils being formed after Punggol East by—election

Two town councils being formed after Punggol East by—election


Two town councils being formed after Punggol East by—election

SINGAPORE: Two town councils are being formed following last month’s by—election in Punggol East.

The Ministry of National Development (MND) says at the request of the elected Members of Parliament, the Punggol East constituency has been grouped with the constituencies of Aljunied and Hougang to form the Town of Aljunied—Hougang—Punggol East.

The town of Pasir Ris—Punggol will be reconstituted to comprise only the Pasir Ris—Punggol constituency.

The reconstituted Aljunied—Hougang—Punggol East Town Council will assume responsibility for the constituency of Punggol East from 1 May 2013.

The Pasir Ris—Punggol Town Council will continue to be liable for the maintenance and management of the common properties within the constituency of Punggol East up to 30 April.

MND has encouraged both town councils to work together to ensure a smooth transition, so that the needs of all residents can continue to be served.

— CNA/de

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