18 HDB neighbourhood renewal projects delayed by over six months

By having the COVID-19 widespread posing extreme challenges to the building sector, 18 out of Thirty Two Neighbourhood Renewal Program properties that are unfinished have already been suspended by beyond six mths, announced the MND.

“Every of the 18 projects have already resumed building operation progressively on Oct2K20, and are projected to be completed during the upcoming two to three yrs,” it explained in Parliament on Monday 1November.

It was responding to Member of Parliament Ng Ling Ling, who questioned the number of NRP properties that have actually been delayed by beyond six calendar months plus the estimated time to unload the pile-up.

Concerning whether or not support regarding raw material prices would be continued to service providers managing these kinds of jobs, MND pointed out that support for raw material charges applies for Housing and Development Board BTO ventures which “possess a contractual agreement for protection of rate variation of some building materials”.

Furthermore since services at NRP jobs are frequently not as complicated, the Town Councils “don’t offer these kind of lawful provision for the constructors in their agreement”.

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Thus, the support measure for resources prices does not use on buildings contractors of NRP jobs.

“Nevertheless, Neighbourhood Renewal Program building contractors impacted by COVID can knock on various relief solution given under the COVID (Temporary Measures) Act, and Town Councils will analyze in case that the solutions measures (e.g. extension and also labor expenses) are applicable to their Neighbourhood Renewal Prog agreements,” shared Min of National Development.

The ministry steered that the BCA had at the same time revealed on 3November2020 the universal Postponement of Time of 1hundred 22 days for personal as well as universal sector engagements affected by the COVID widespread.

Through this, Town Councils may “also review further EOT durations together with the buildings contractors appropriately”.

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