Singapore Power to spend $2 billion on deep underground cable tunnel

SINGAPORE - A $2 billion project to build two cross-island transmission cable tunnels is being undertaken by Singapore Power, The Straits Times reported Monday.

The tunnels will facilitate the maintenance and replacement of cables and reduce the frequency of road-digging works. This will minimise inconvenience to the public in the long run.

The tunnels will not be near private properties, and will be located under major public roads.

14 utility buildings will also be built to house ventilation facilities and equipment, and provide tunnel access.

Singapore Power chief executive Wong Kim Yin said the deep cable tunnels will "form the backbone of Singapore's power supply".

candicec@sph.com.sg

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