Missing from coverage of the Cross Island Line is unprecedented and remarkable engagement process by government agencies and the concerned community since 2013. So Shawn Lum writes,
“What has been overlooked in the coverage of the Cross Island Line (CRL) issue has been a remarkable engagement process between the nature community, the Land Transport Authority (LTA), the Ministry of Transport, the National Parks Board (NParks) and the Ministry of National Development.
Over the past 21/2 years, they have dedicated hundreds of hours of their time and energy over meetings, discussions, site visits, and a careful review of draft documents.
Nature Society (Singapore) member Tony O’Dempsey stood out for his dedication.
The result is an environmental impact assessment (EIA) that brings the risk associated with soil investigation works for the proposed MRT alignments down to an acceptable level.
There is more to come.”
Read the full letter at “Engaging with stakeholders the way forward.” Letter to Forum page by Shawn Lum, President, Nature Society (Singapore). The Straits Times, 26 Feb 2016.
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