Media Release – 4 June 2013

All issues to be discussed on 6 June 2013

We note that NEA has just issued another media release on the matter concerning hawker centres.

NEA’s hitherto unexplained reluctance to clarify this matter with all the relevant parties, being the coordinating agency, was in our view, the driving factor for any confusion caused. This state of affairs was the result of NEA’s email of 7 Feb 2013 which confirmed that the Hawkers’ Association would arrange for the erection of scaffolding from 4-8 March 2013 for the Blk 538 market. It is noteworthy that this is not disputed by NEA.

Any matter involving public health and safety can be resolved administratively in good faith. AHPETC is committed to dealing with all public agencies in good faith, as both parties, Town Councils and government bodies like the NEA, ultimately serve the people of Singapore, albeit in different capacities.

As we are meeting with NEA on 6 June 2013, all outstanding issues will be discussed at that meeting.

Pritam Singh
Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council

4 June 2013