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Anything wrong for community coming together to raise funds for the temporary one. When the Govt is already rebuilding a new market for the hawkers?

Furthermore, it has already said it is a normal practice for communities to come together to raise funds to build temporary markets!

FACT: “When asked why public donations instead of money from the Government were being used to fund the construction of the temporary market, Mr Ho said this was normal practice for the building of temporary markets.
The Government is already helping with getting faster approvals (to build the) new market … For us, it’s a way of helping the stallholders as a community, and (this) is a way of doing it as soon as possible,” he said.”


Source:

  • http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/community-raises-nearly-s280000-help-affected-stallholders-jurong-west-fire
    SINGAPORE — Nearly S$280,000, or about half the S$600,000 budget needed, has been raised for a temporary wet market to replace the one in Jurong West that was gutted by a fire earlier this month.The money came from a group of 10 businessmen, temples and clan associations, said Mr Henry Ho, who is chairman of the Jurong Central Citizens’ Consultative Committee (CCC). He added that there are others who have indicated they wish to chip in. These include several nearby schools, such as Hong Kah Secondary, Yuhua Secondary and Canadian International, as well as market associations from Cheng San and Chong Boon markets.

    When asked why public donations instead of money from the Government were being used to fund the construction of the temporary market, Mr Ho said this was normal practice for the building of temporary markets.

    “The Government is already helping with getting faster approvals (to build the) new market … For us, it’s a way of helping the stallholders as a community, and (this) is a way of doing it as soon as possible,” he said.

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