Muslim Cemetery Exhumation Project Enters its Last Lap in Optimising Land for Future Burials

Wareesan Management is one of the subsidiary companies under Warees Investments. Its core capability is in the provision of exhumation and reinterment services for the Muslim community.

Situated right next to Pusara Aman Mosque in Lim Chu Kang Road, the team of 19 Wareesan staff administer support for the registration, verification, exhumation and reinterment of the affected graves. The team worked together with third party contractors that facilitated the exhumation and reinterment process.

In Q4 2020, Wareesan sees itself at the tail end of NEA’s Phase 6 Exhumation Programme. The project that spanned 3.5 years covers the Muslim Cemetery in Blocks 6, 8, 9, 19, 20 and part of block 7. This has affected the graves burial between the period of 1998 to 2000.

The circuit breaker period halted operations for a few months. While this resulted in a number of delayed exhumations, the project is seeing minimal impact to the overall schedule as the team managed to draw close after the safe reopening period.

To date, 13.15 hectares of land has been covered with the exhumation of over 18, 795 graves to provide space for continued fresh burial for the community. The reinterment system also allows space optimisation as the concrete crypts are built below the ground and are much more compact.

Phase 6 has attended to families who made a claim by booking for an appointment at or walking in the Muslim Cemetery Exhumation office (MCEO).

The next stage, also known as Phase 8, is projected to be announced in Q2 2021. Wareesan will continue to embark on its journey to manage land optimisation and as an advisory council for next-of-kin. Following the announcement, digitalisation efforts will also be introduced to ease the registration for the exhumation process.

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