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2,200 cases of high-rise littering reported in past year: MEWR

SINGAPORE — The National Environment Agency (NEA) received feedback on 2,200 cases of high-rise littering from September last year to September this year, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan said yesterday (Nov 3).

2,200 cases of high-rise littering reported in past year: MEWR

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SINGAPORE — The National Environment Agency (NEA) received feedback on 2,200 cases of high-rise littering from September last year to September this year, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan said yesterday (Nov 3).

Responding to a query from MP Lee Bee Wah on high-rise littering, Dr Balakrishnan said that in most cases, the situation improved following outreach and education efforts by NEA, the Town Councils and grassroots organisations.

For persistent cases, surveillance cameras are deployed and, in the same period, 169 litterbugs were identified. Since 2012, NEA has deployed more than 1,500 cameras in Housing and Development Board (HDB) estates and apprehended 273 litterbugs, he said.

“High-rise littering is a safety hazard. We will investigate each case of high-rise littering rigorously to apprehend the culprits who carry out such irresponsible acts,” Dr Balakrishnan said. CHANNEL NEWSASIA

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