The Singapore Food Firm (SFA) on Tuesday (23 February) released seven urban farming sites at the rooftops of Real estate and Development Board (HDB) multi-storey car park for a rental by public tender.
The sites lie in Jurong West, Bukit Panjang, Sembawang, and Woodlands, exposed SFA as well as HDB in a joint launch.
The companies noted that the websites will be used “to farm vegetables as well as various other food crops, in addition to for other relevant functions, such as the packing/storage of fruit and vegetables”.
This follows in 2014’s launch of the initial tender for HDB multi-storey parking lot roof websites, with 9 websites granted by SFA for metropolitan farming in September 2020.
As well as much like the very first tender, the sites are likewise tendered out either as single websites, which can be utilized to testbed ingenious ideas or as collection sites, enabling ranches to obtain cost savings via production at scale.
The website at Jurong West is being supplied as a solitary site, while the rest are supplied as collection sites.
Tenderers for the websites need to send their proposals using GeBiz by 23 March.
” Proposals will be evaluated on their proposal cost, manufacturing outcome, layout as well as website layout, along with business/marketing strategy,” stated SFA and also HDB.
” Availing much more spaces in land-constrained Singapore for business farming, consisting of alternative areas like HDB MSCP rooftops, is one of the techniques SFA has actually been undertaking to accomplish Singapore’s ’30 by 30′ objective, which is to create 30% of our nutritional needs locally by 2030,” they clarified, adding that the relocation remains in line with the Green Towns Program of HDB to magnify greening within HDB estates.
Melvin Chow, Elder Director of Food Supply Strength Department at SFA, is heartened by the “continued passion from both the neighborhood agri-food market and the general public towards urban farming in area rooms”.
” It is great to see citizens in the area appreciating fresh produce directly from such farms and discovered conveniently at nearby grocery stores. As we work towards our ’30 by 30′ goal, we really hope that consumers will certainly continue to reveal their admiration for our neighborhood ranches by picking to purchase neighborhood fruit and vegetables and encouraging those around them to do the exact same,” he claimed.
” This will assist to spur our local farms to end up being extra efficient to meet the increased need, and create an enabling setting for our regional agri-food sector to prosper.”
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