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Singapore to spend $598 mln to boost flood defences

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SINGAPORE, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Singapore will spend about S$750 million ($598 million) over the next five years to boost flood defences, following an increase in the number of flash floods that have hit key areas including the main Orchard Road shopping belt.

The projects include widening and deepening existing canals such that they can hold up to 45 percent more water in times of heavy rain, national water agency PUB said in a statement on Monday.

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