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Contractor to be prosecuted for mosquito breeding at Leedon Heights

Main contractor at Leedon Residence and D’ Leedon construction sites issued four Stop Work Orders in total for mosquito breeding.

SINGAPORE: A contractor is facing prosecution for mosquito breeding at the construction sites of Leedon Residence and D'Leedon.

As of Monday (May 26), 130 of the 173 dengue cases in the cluster at Cornwall Gardens, Farrer Road, Holland Rd, and Leedon Heights, involved workers at the construction site for the condominiums. The remaining 43 people are residents in the vicinity.

The National Environment Agency (NEA) says it has issued four Stop Work Orders in total to the main contractor of the two worksites at Leedon Heights. The contractor was slapped with three Stop Work Orders to clean up its Leedon Residence site, for a total of 11 days between April 10 and May 6. Separately, it was issued a six-day Stop Work Order for its construction site for D'Leedon from May 10. 

NEA says the contractor has since stepped up its housekeeping regime and mosquito control measures. It will be prosecuted in court on June 24 for mosquito breeding.

NEA says it has observed a decrease of reported dengue cases in the area, with 13 cases in the last two weeks and the last instance of mosquito breeding found on May 20.

The agency has been stepping up inspections of construction sites ahead of the traditional peak season for dengue in the hotter months of June to October.

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