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Bills on use of underground space tabled

Singapore

THE government wants to make it easier to facilitate the planning and development of underground spaces in Singapore over the long term.

On Thursday, Senior Minister of State for Law Indranee Rajah introduced two Bills - the State Lands (Amendment) Bill and the Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill.

The first will provide greater clarity on the depth of underground space a landowner can make use of. Currently, the laws are vague in that a landowner is allowed to use and develop an underground...

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