NEA, together with the various agencies and other stakeholders in the Inter-Agency Dengue Task Force (IADTF), such as Town Councils, checks for potential mosquito breeding habitats in public areas and housing estates. NEA has also been focusing on areas with higher potential for dengue transmission and mosquito breeding, such as construction sites. In 2019, about 490 summonses and 26 Stop Work Orders (SWOs) were issued to construction sites, and 15 contractors were charged in court for repeat offences.
Orders under the Control of Vectors and Pesticides Act (CVPA) are served to owners of unkempt or neglected premises, for them to improve their housekeeping or otherwise risk heavier penalties.
From 15 July 2020, NEA will impose heavier penalties for households found with repeated mosquito breeding offences, multiple mosquito breeding habitats detected during a single inspection, and mosquito breeding detected after having received a legal notice from NEA.
Enforcement will also be tightened for construction sites and Town Councils. NEA will continue to adopt a balanced approach between education and enforcement, as we work with the community in our collective fight against dengue.
Posted on 18 Jun 2020 10:10 AM