Stallholders affected by the fire that gutted a coffee shop and wet market in Jurong West on Tuesday will each be receiving S$500 in financial aid. This was revealed when the affected stallholders met with Mr Ang Wei Neng (Member of Parliament for Jurong GRC) and representatives from various agencies such as the Housing and Development Board (HDB) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) yesterday.
Stallholders can choose from 27 market stalls and 22 food stalls. Assistance will be provided in helping the stallholders to relocate and resume business within a month. The lease is three to six months. Signboards will be placed at the affected site to inform residents and regular customers about the stallholders’ temporary new locations.
During this period, the HDB will waive the rental charge for the operator of the market. The Jurong-Clementi Town Council will also waive the service and conservancy charges, on the condition that the savings will be passed on to the affected stallholders.