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Haze: Developers take precautions

Singapore’s property developers are closely monitoring the haze situation that has seen the city-state blanketed in smoke from forest fires in Indonesia for much of the week.

The Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) reached a record high of 401 at noon on Friday lunchtime – putting air quality in the city-state will into the “hazardous” range.

Chng Kiong Huat, Executive Director, Property Services, Far East Organization, told PropertyGuru: “In view of the poor air quality conditions, Far East Organization is working closely with our partner contractors to conduct thorough risk assessments of all on-going projects.

“We consider the health and safety of our construction partners an important priority and support all contingency and mitigation measures to protect the construction workforce from the unhealthy levels of pollutants rendered by the haze.

He added that possible measures being considered include issuance of protective masks and the imposition of stop work orders if the air quality persists at the very unhealthy level.

“Together with our partner contractors, we will continue to monitor the situation and implement the necessary safety measures as recommended,” he said.

A spokesperson for CapitaLand said: “CapitaLand is closely monitoring PSI readings to ensure that the health, safety and well-being of our staff, tenants, shoppers and serviced residence guests are safeguarded.

“The Group is making appropriate masks available to all its 1,960 staff in Singapore and has informed them of precautionary measures. Staff at all of our properties have also been briefed to advise our tenants, shoppers and guests on these precautionary measures.

“To ensure that the Group responds to such contingencies in a timely and effective manner, CapitaLand Group managers are empowered to assess and allow staff to work from home when the need arises.

“At our worksites, we have worked closely with our main contractors and sub-contractors and stepped up vigilance over workers’ health, safety and well-being. Besides briefings on precautionary measures, we are working with our contractors to ensure that appropriate masks are issued. We have also stopped work temporarily when visibility is affected and at some parts of our projects that are under construction.”

A spokesperson for City Developments Ltd (CDL) said: “In response to the worsening haze conditions, CDL has issued an Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) alert to all our builders to remind them to be vigilant and to comply with all advisories and guidelines issued by the relevant government agencies including the National Environment Agency and the Ministry of Manpower.

“The builders are to monitor the situation closely and must conduct risk assessments to take the necessary EHS measures to protect the welfare of their workers on the worksite which is a top priority.

“CDL employees have also been activated to keep a close surveillance on all worksites to monitor the situation.

CDL has advised all its builders to take appropriate protection measures which include the provision of masks, identification of more vulnerable employees, e.g. those with heart or lung problems, avoiding non critical outdoor works involving high physical effort, assessing the exposure of outdoor works depending on PSI level as well as implementing more rest rotations.

“With poorer visibility, there is also more safety monitoring onsite,” the spokesperson added,

A spokesperson for the Housing Development Board (HDB) confirmed that its contractors are required to abide by Ministry of Manpower guidelines. HDB is continuing to monitor the situation closely, the spokesperson added.

Source – PropertyGuty – 21 June 2013

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City development offers early bird discount on Jewel @ Buangkok

City Developments Limited (CDL) recently launched its latest residential project, Jewel @ Buangkok, in Singapore, and is offering a seven percent discount for early bird buyers.

The 616-unit development is located near to Buangkok MRT station and comprises six 15 to 17-storey towers that will house a selection of five-bedroom apartments, dual key units as well as penthouses. Units range from 43 sqm for a one-bedroom apartment to 158 sqm five-bedroom. Penthouses range from 192 sqm to 235 sqm. Most of the units have been arranged in a north to south orientation to reduce heat and glare from the sun.

“Jewel @ Buangkok is priced attractively especially for a development located just 3 minutes’ to the MRT station. Today, properties that are situated close to existing or upcoming rail networks are highly sought after and command premium prices. In recent months, new launches nearby MRT stations have been priced from an average of S$1,400 psf onwards and have been well received,” said Chia Ngiang Hong, CDL Group General Manager.

There are six thematic cabins at Jewel @ Buangkok, each boasting a different pursuit. There is the Spa Cabin that has a rain spa, hydrotherapy pool, spa deck and spa garden. There is the Gardener’s Cabin, with a gardening corner and vertical garden. The Nature Cabin offers a camping ground, BBQ pit, hammock garden and wading pool. For children, the Adventurer’s Cabin, with play slide, play tunnel and rock climbing wall. There is the Gorment Cabin, with grill, and teppanyaki pavilion. Finally, the Pet Lover’s Cabin, complete with a grooming station and amenities for pets all shapes and sizes.

Near the development, there is a wide range of conveniences such as a 24-hour supermarket and medical centre, as well as an array of educational facilities. The development is also located near a wide range of shopping and dining options such as Compass Point, Rivervale Mall, Hougag Mall and Next Megamall. There is also Punggol park, which has easy access to Coney Island which offers beaches and woods.

Source – PropReport : 27 May 2013