Reclaimed ‘Long Island’ off East Coast could be about twice the size of Marina Bay: Desmond Lee

The idea of Long Island would “project coastal projection seawards”, permitting the occurring East Coast Park to be preserved mainly in its present state, Minister Lee claims. It is going to likewise create a covered waterbody, which will emerge as a freshwater reservoir over time, putting on Singapore’s supply of water while also being an area the general public can utilize for water activities.

Speaking at a residency development activity at East Coast Park hung on Nov 28, Minister Lee mentions that the property would certainly create opportunities for years to come generations of Singapore. “They could develop homes, create jobs, build support services and facilities that they require, and include around 20 km of new coastal and reservoir parks, extending from the current East Coast Park,” he includes.

Lee Sze Teck, senior supervisor of data analytics at Huttons Asia, determines that at 800ha, Long Island would certainly be comparable in size to the Kallang-Whampoa estate and could potentially house in between 30,000 and 60,000 new homes with a good mix of industrial, recreation and eco-friendly elements.

Around 800ha throughout 3 tracts of land can possibly be reclaimed off East Coast Park in future years, offering space for new homes and services. Called “Long Island”, the land would be about two times the size of Marina Bay, states Desmond Lee, Minister for National Development and Minister-in-charge of Social Services Integration.

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He continues: “The opportunities of producing a second Sentosa are poor as the state intends to develop an inclusive society allowing everyone connectivity to great homes and not just for the wealthy.” He even watches that the plan will motivate further investment into transportation connection, with the possibility for an MRT or LRT expansion to branch out from the Thomson-East Coast Line to Long Island.

” It is strongly likely that the allocation for public housing will be more than private housing on Long Island,” Huttons’ Lee claims, adding that the HDB apartments will very likely be introduced either under the Prime or Plus model.

Technical researches will definitely be performed to assess the usefulness of the project, with the researches anticipated to take approximately 5 years. At the same time, residents and stakeholders are going to be connected to supply responses and concepts on the plan. Provided the scale of the development, complete planning and implementation of Long Island “will take decades”, Minister Lee claims.

The proposed Long Island will certainly incorporate coastal security solutions with future reclamation arrangements for the place, in view of the continued influence of environmental change that includes rising sea levels. “Mean sea levels around Singapore are projected to increase by as much as 1m by the end of this century. When high tides accompany hurricane rises, sea levels could climb by approximately 4 to 5m over mean sea level. This is an extremely considerable concern, due to the fact that about one-third of our island is below 5m over mean sea level, and in danger of being swamped by the sea,” Minister Lee explains.

In any case, the future developments on Long Island will likely work for present private properties along the East Coast, the majority of which are freehold, Huttons’ Lee completes. “It might also enhance the capacity for en-bloc in the future.”

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