POSTED: 31 Oct 2013 14:45 | CNA

SINGAPORE

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) will waive the processing fees for applications to carry out localised repair and maintenance works that do not alter the structure or appearance of conserved buildings.

This will take effect from Friday.

In a blog post, Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan said this would make it easier for owners to keep conserved buildings in good condition.

In addition, an owner of a conserved building does not have to engage a qualified person, such as an architect or engineer, for straightforward repair and maintenance works.

The owner or his contractor can apply directly to URA for approval.

Mr Khaw said these are useful measures to help owners take care of their conserved buildings and preserve the story of Singapore.

Today, there are more than 7,000 conserved buildings in Singapore.

– CNA/xq

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