Tenders awarded to turn 9 HDB carpark rooftops into urban farming sites, Singapore News & Top Stories
SINGAPORE – Parked cars will make way for growing vegetables as tenders were awarded for urban farming at nine carpark rooftops by the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) on Wednesday (Sept 30).
The sites, which are rooftops of Housing and Development Board (HDB) multi-storey carparks, have been awarded to six tenderers for the five single sites and two cluster sites of two sites each.
Each site is up for tender for a term of up to three years.
The highest tender of $90,000 for annual rent was awarded to IT Meng Landscape and Construction, for a cluster site at Jurong West, with one site spanning a total area of 3,311 sq m – three-fifths of a football field – and the other at 2,974 sq m.
Other carpark locations included Choa Chu Kang, Tampines, Hougang, Ang Mo Kio, Toa Payoh and Sembawang.
Mr Lim Kok Thai, chief executive of SFA, said: