Minister calls for Singapore to invest on systems to control flood and other climate change effects
Occurrences of flash flood during the course of the weekend were reported despite having spent S$2 billion (RM6.2 billion) in drainage system developments over the decade which is solid proof that the government should invest more to control the effects of climate change.
Grace Fu, the minister for sustainability and the environment has mentioned that the government is starting to prepare S$1.4 billion for drainage system improvements in the next five years.
Following the worksite tour of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System located along Penjuru Road near Jurong, she pointed out to the media that effects of climate change has been more felt in the country as frequency of heavy rainfalls continue to rise.
She added that it is important to note that compared to the last 20 years, this period was where rainfall are a lot more intense and more frequent which calls for a plan to improve systems that deals with the effects of climate change as well as mitigation.