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Daily Archives: 2017-01-14

Sigma barred from tendering for new HDB projects since October 2015

Housing and Development Board (HDB) announced that lift manufacturer Sigma has been barred from tendering for new HDB projects since October 2015 for being unable to fully adhere to the timeline of lift installations for certain projects. The housing authority said that Sigma has made about 3,500 of the 24,000 lifts in HDB estates to date. It is among one of …

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Four lifts at Waterway Cascadia in Punggol broke down for more than four hours

Lifts at the new Build-To-Order (BTO) flats at Waterway Cascadia which located in Punggol broke down for about four hours on Tuesday (10 January). Lianhe Wanbao reported that all four lifts at Blocks 314A and 314B broke down at around 5pm. Residents said that the disruptions have been happening at least once a month since September last year. The lifts are …

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EIA for Cross Island MRT Line expected to be completed by end-2018

Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan stated that site investigation works on the two alignment options have commenced, and are expected to complete by end-2018 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Cross Island MRT Line. Mr Khaw was responding to the questions by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP of Nee Soon Grc who asked the Minister for Transport whether the Ministry …

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Important rules to find good bargains at auctions

By Property Soul Auction sale of properties are on the rise in a lackluster market plagued by slow rental and high vacancy. With a worsening economy, both auction properties and mortgagee sales are expected to flourish in 2017. A mortgagee sale happens when the owner of the property defaults on mortgage payment. The mortgage bank then steps in to repossess …

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Up to 65 staff may have been terminated from Temasek owned company, but still not considered as retrenchment?

Dozens of Surbana staff lose their jobs The Straits Times article on 14 January, “Dozens Surbana staff lose their jobs” states that “Temasek Holdings-owned infrastructure consultant Surbana Jurong has terminated the employment of a number of employees as part of a performance management review." All the affected workers in Singapore? According to the article, all of the affected workers are …

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