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Hawker Centre to be cleared

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 15, 2007

9 blocks of rental flats, shops and workshops and a hawker centre in the opposition ward of Hougang are being cleared by the Housing Board. The board said on Thursday that the move was ‘part of ongoing plans to rejuvenate older estates and to facilitate better land use’.

The clearance will give tenants a chance to move to newer or upgraded homes and ‘inject new life to the estate and offer new housing options and modern commercial facilities’, said the HDB.

Similar clearing exercises have been conducted in Clementi and Tanjong Pagar.

The selected blocks – 3, 4, 8 to 11, 11A to 14 in Hougang Avenues 3 and 7 – are about 33 years old. The site occupied by blocks 12 to 14 – which have 60 workshops – will be put up for sale for private homes in 2009.

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