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Words Wong Kai Yi OFMCE ANDMEN Opened to traffic at the end of 2013, the 5km-long Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) remains one of Singapore’s most expensive and ambitious engineering projects, taking five years and $4.3 billion to build. CHECK MIRROR, LOOK BACK BETWEEN ITS GROUNDBREAKING INAPRIL 2009AND OPENING IN DECEMBER 2013, THE 10-LANE MCE SAW13MAJOR CONTRACTS AWARDED, THREEMILLION CUBIC METRES OF LAND EXCAVATED (EQUAL TO 1200 OLYMPIC SWIMMING POOLS) AND 12 FOOTBALL FIELDS’WORTHOF LAND RECLAIMED, ALLOWING FOR SWIFT EAST-WESTTRAVEL ANDACCESS TOTHEN-NEW DOWNTOWNDEVELOPMENTS. PHOTO SPHLIBRARY 80 A P R I L 2 0 1 9 WWW.TORQUE.COM.SG

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