CHIP Eng Seng Corporation has been awarded a contract worth $188 million by the Housing & Development Board for the construction of 1,394 dwelling units in Queenstown.
The contract, won through wholly-owned subsidiary Chip Eng Seng Contractors (1988) Pte Ltd, also includes the construction of a multi-storey carpark, link bridges, a roof garden, an education centre and other facilities.
Building works are expected to begin next month and to be completed by 2011. This is Chip Eng Seng’s first construction contract won this year.
With construction demand on the rise, Chip Eng Seng said it expects its construction division to be busy with tenders and construction work this year.
‘After many lacklustre years, an upturn in the construction industry is in view. We are very positive about our prospects for 2008,’ said Lim Tiam Seng, executive chairman of the group.
As at June 2007, Chip Eng Seng had a construction order book of about $590 million that will take the group through to 2011. The company is undertaking two other HDB housing projects. One is in Sembawang and the other is the Pinnacle @ Duxton, which features seven 50-storey residential blocks with skybridges, and communal and commercial facilities.
When completed, Pinnacle @ Duxton will be the tallest public housing in Singapore.
Chip Eng Seng, which is into property as well as construction, has undertaken a broad spectrum of construction projects in both the private and public sectors. It has also been actively acquiring and developing properties in Singapore, spanning residential, commercial and industrial properties.
Source : Business Times - 22 Jan 2008