Noise control law to cover more areas

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 17 May, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 17 May, 2008, 12:00am

The government yesterday gazetted a change to the Noise Control Ordinance extending construction noise limits to more areas of the city. It said 280,000 residents would benefit. The ordinance requires a permit to be obtained if construction work with powered mechanical equipment is to take place between 7pm and 7am or on holidays. The change comes into force on January 1.