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Thursday, June 15, 2006

ST (15 June 2006) - Ltr: 'WASTEFUL' PRACTICES BY TOWN COUNCILS - Seniors' corner, pond gone to waste - cost: $200,000

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June 15, 2006
'WASTEFUL' PRACTICES BY TOWN COUNCILS
Seniors' corner, pond gone to waste

SOME town councils are not spending money wisely. Here are two examples:

A senior citizens' corner was constructed at the void deck of Block 134, Teck Whye Lane, at an estimated cost of $80,000. It was not used by senior citizens. Instead, groups of motorcycle youths frequently congregate there, making a din throughout the night and leaving rubbish behind.
An 'Eco Pond' was constructed in the small park behind Block 134 and opened with fanfare by the MP a few years ago. Estimated cost? $120,000. Today, it is a mosquito-infested pond with stagnant water and nothing in it.
I hope the Minister for National Development will appoint an audit team to stop such wastage.

Lew Sin Hoe

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