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MacRitchie Reservoir to have new car park with luscious greenery

By S Ramesh, Channel NewsAsia
20 February 2007 0930 hrs

SINGAPORE: Work on a new car park adorned with luscious greenery will start this week at the MacRitchie Reservoir Park.

The PUB says the reservoir park's Carpark A will be closed from Wednesday for the construction of the new car park.

The improvement works will see more greenery added to the front of the reservoir park.

When completed, the new car park, with its greenery, will blend in with the surroundings, creating a fitting gateway to the reservoir and the nature reserve.

The two-storey car park is expected to be completed by November this year.

It can accommodate about 300 cars, which is nearly 110 lots more than the current three car parks combined at the MacRitche Reservoir Park.

Carpark B will be converted into a gathering area that can be used for warm-ups during school cross-country runs, for prize presentation ceremonies and so on.

Carpark C, also known as Reservoir Road, will be turned into a pedestrian walkway.

"MacRitchie Reservoir is well loved as a haven for nature and wildlife. As such, even though we are upgrading a basic facility such as a car park, it is done with sensitivity to the natural environment and in line with preserving the heritage of MacRitchie Reservoir," said Mr Tan Nguan Sen, PUB's Director for Catchment and Waterways. - CNA/ir

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