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Singapore builds underground city

by T.N03 September 2019 Last updated at 17:00 PM

VTV.vn - With an area of 720 km2, Singapore has expanded outwards by building into the sea and upwards by constructing high-rises, but planners are now looking underground as they seek new areas for growth.

Singapore has already built an underground highway and state-of-the-art air conditioning system, but is now looking to house more facilities beneath the surface in order to optimise land use above it.

According to a draft development plan released in March, authorities want to put utilities, transport as well as storage and industrial facilities underground in order to free up land on the surface.

There are as yet no plans to put housing underground, however.

Three-dimensional technology will be used to produce subterranean maps, with three pilot areas targeted initially, according to the Urban Redevelopment Authority, which created the development plan.

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