Singapore: Jurong East neighbourhood to pilot green solutions

SINGAPORE – The Housing Development Board (HDB) will be incorporating “green” technology in a neighbourhood in Jurong East under a new ‘Greenprint’ pilot project.

Minister of State for National Development, Lee Yi Shyan, said water and energy-saving solutions will be implemented.

This includes installing a pneumatic refuse collection system, where refuse is automatically sucked to a collection area.

Such a system is expected to save labour for the town council and improving hygiene, while reducing smell in the neighbourhood.

Mr Lee said: “The Greenprint will also look at supporting greener living by piloting a Green Home Package, where residents can choose the types of energy-saving appliances to green their homes. From the pilot’s findings, HDB will then refine the Greenprint model for possible rollout to other HDB estates.”

To promote eco-friendly transport, HDB will also enhance the cycling and pedestrian network with secured bicycle parking facilities.

The initiative was suggested by MP for Sembawang GRC, Ong Teng Koon

Source : Channel NewsAsia

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