The Straits Times
Aug 4, 2009
I WOULD like to complain against the National Environment Agency's (NEA) management of the Tiong Bahru wet market.
From December last year till now, I've made at least half a dozen calls to the hotline to alert them that numerous stallholders are placing goods beyond the two-tile boundary.
Each time, the response was they would look into it, but nothing has changed.
Two months ago, I escorted two NEA officers around to show them the many stallholders who were placing goods beyond the third and sometimes fourth tile.
They are a threat to fire safety and hinder ease of movement for passers-by.
The NEA officers promised to take action, but nothing has happened so far.
When I called NEA again last month, the officer said that they had "issued notices" to stallholders advising them to comply with the rules.
Who is responsible for enforcing compliance?
I hope the NEA is not waiting for another fire to happen before taking steps.
Doris Cheng (Ms)