Updated: 05/22/2014 17:30

Work on $50.6m phase one of Stamford Diversion Canal to start in Q3

Work on $50.6m phase one of Stamford Diversion Canal to start in Q3

Work on the Stamford Diversion Canal will start in the third quarter of the year. 

National water agency, PUB, says the canal, together with the Stamford Detention Tank, is part of efforts to strengthen flood protection for the Stamford Canal Catchment, which covers the Orchard Road shopping belt. 

The new two kilometre-long diversion canal will run underneath the road, from Tanglin along Grange Road, across Hoot Kiam Road, through Irwell Bank Road, River Valley Road, off Kim Seng Road, and to the Singapore River. 

Stormwater from the upstream section of Stamford Canal catchment will flow into the new diversion canal towards Singapore River and eventually into the Marina Reservoir. 

The construction work for the diversion canal will be carried out in two phases. 

The first phase costs some $50 million.

Work on the entire diversion canal is expected to be completed in 2017. 

PUB also says that several new drainage improvement projects including the Siglap Canal will start in the second half of the year. 

It has also released a new publication "Managing Stormwater for Our Future" which gives an overview of its stormwater management strategies and outlines plans for 12 waterways in Singapore.

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