‘No plans’ to merge cruise centres for now as URA, STB clarify report on consolidation

'No plans' to merge cruise centres for now as URA, STB clarify report on consolidation

SINGAPORE: A news report announcing the merger of Singapore’s two cruise centres is wide of the mark, said the Urban Redevelopment Authority ( URA ) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB).

The joint clarification, sent to the media on Monday ( May 15 ) night, was in response to a Straits Times article published earlier in the day titled” S’pore’s cruise facilities to be consolidated, freeing up space along Greater Southern Waterfront”.

The article, drawn from an interview with URA key executive&nbsp, Lim Eng Hwee, stated that Singapore’s two boat areas would be merged in the” getting years”, with the Singapore Cruise Centre, located at HarbourFront, set to proceed. &nbsp,

The purpose of this, according to post, would be to create a steady boulevard as the state” fabric (es ) up the entire shoreline”- stretching from Labrador Park to the potential Long Island.

In its message on Monday evening, &nbsp, URA and STB clarified that the title of the essay referred to” the&nbsp, lengthy- word combination of cruise infrastructure in Singapore, which is now under study”. &nbsp,

” There are &nbsp, currently&nbsp, no plans to merge the operations of&nbsp, Singapore Cruise Centre with Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore”, said the two government bodies.

URA’s Mr Lim, according to the post, had said that plans to merge the boat stations are an example of network combination, which the government has used in&nbsp, recent years to open up property for other purposes. &nbsp,

” With the port moving, there’s a lot of infrastructural work that needs to be done – some reclamation, and the cruise hub will be formed as part of that”, Mr Lim was quoted as saying.

” And we will gradually build up the area once the necessary infrastructure is finished.”

CNA has reached out to URA for comment.