The Public Utilities Board (PUB) plans to build a detention tank and diversion canal at Stamford Canal Catchment to ease potential flood levels during the monsoon season.
In a statement, PUB said the new canal will help divert about 38 per cent of water from Stamford Canal catchment to the Singapore River.
Singapore is heading into the monsoon season from October to December when heavy rains and flash floods are common in low-lying areas of the city-state.
As part of an effort to increase the protection from floods and heavier storms, a detention tank will also be built to complement the canal. Its purpose is to ease excess rainwater from drains along Holland Road, PUB said.
After major flash floods in December last year, PUB announced in January that it would spend about $750 million to improve the drainage capacity of six major canals - Bukit Timah 1st Diversion Canal, Geylang River, Alexandra Canal, Rochor Canal, Sungei Bedok and Sungei Kallang - by 30 to 45 per cent, over the next five years.
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