Revamped Rochor Canal stretch officially opens

Channel NewsAsia 8 Mar 15;

SINGAPORE: A 1.1km stretch of the Rochor Canal between Jalan Besar and Crawford Street has been transformed into a vibrant waterway.

The revitalised area integrates seamlessly with existing residential and commercial developments. The section of the canal was also deepened and widened as part of continual drainage improvement to increase its capacity.

The improvements were carried out under the PUB’s Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters or ABC Waters Programme.

A stretch of the revamped Rochor Canal. (Photo: PUB)

It was officially opened on Sunday morning (Mar 8) by Mayor of Central Singapore District and Adviser to Moulmein-Kallang Group Representation Constituency (GRC) Ms Denise Phua.

PUB has also put in an extensive collection of eleven rain gardens that treat rainwater runoff using specially-selected plants and soil media before it is discharged into the waterway.

- CNA/by