Coronavirus: Building projects face delays as supplies get held up

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The sixth storey of the imposing Avenue South Residence condominium was due to be finished this month, but the coronavirus outbreak has severely disrupted deliveries of building supplies from China as factory openings are being deferred.

Construction at the 1,074-unit project along Silat Avenue has been stuck at the fifth floor for more than two weeks because a lifting crane from Hunan did not arrive until Monday due to shipping delays, said Mr Allan Tan, managing director of United Tec Construction, Avenue South's main contractor.

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