MINISTER of State Lee Yi Shyan has his sights set on bringing new life to Kampong Chai Chee. Mr Lee, MP of the mature ward in East Coast GRC, believes its town centre needs to be rejuvenated.

One immediate project is a new integrated public transport hub to provide a seamless connection between the Bedok bus interchange and MRT station.

The bus interchange and a plot next to it will also be developed to house retail shops and condominium blocks with 500 homes. The project will be completed by 2015.

Further in the pipeline is another integrated project: a sports complex. Still in the conceptual stage, it will bring together the new community centre and sports facilities such as a swimming pool, indoor courts for badminton and sepak takraw, and a gymnasium.

By integrating these facilities, land will be freed up for new flats and condominiums, said Mr Lee.

'Bedok Town Centre really needs an injection of new facilities that are up to date,' he said on Monday, ahead of a ministerial visit next month by Mrs Lim Hwee Hua, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for Finance and Transport.

Lee Yi Shyan set on revamp