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Runaway cleaning contractor leaves NEA and Chinatown hawkers with new year mess

2012 didn't start well for the National Environment Agency and the hawkers at the Chinatown Complex Market and Food Centre.

According to tweeting hawker. Daniel Goh, hawkers at the popular Food Centre at Smith Street was told that the cleaning contractor, selected by the Hawkers' committee, has run away with the money paid to them. Cleaners employed by the contractor were also not paid by the contractor.

Most of the hawkers who attended the meeting, however, couldn't agree with the temporary cleaning arrangement as it is an add on to existing cost.



Unfortunately, at the end of the meeting, the hawkers reluctantly agreed to pay for the temporary cleaning services.

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