Latest Singapore News

Call for tenders by NEA to manage 2 new Hawker Centres at Jurong West & Yishun

Singapore, 20 December 2016 – The National Environment Agency (NEA) will be inviting socially-conscious operators to tender for the management of two new hawker centres at Yishun and Jurong West on a not-for-profit basis. These two centres are expected to commence operations in August 2017 and September 2017 respectively.
 
In October 2011, the Government announced that 10 new hawker centres would be developed in public housing estates with an under-provision of eating options. In March 2015, it was announced that another 10 new hawker centres would be built by 2027.
 
To date, three new hawker centres at Bukit Panjang, Hougang and Tampines have been completed and have commenced operations. The development of 20 new hawker centres will bring about an additional 800 cooked food stalls.
 
The new hawker centre in Jurong West is located at Jurong West Street 61. When completed, it will have 34 cooked food stalls, 14 market stalls and around 480 seats. The new hawker centre in Yishun is located next to Yishun Park and will have 45 cooked food stalls and around 760 seats. These two new hawker centres will feature natural ventilation, child-friendly toilet facilities and family-friendly seating. They have built-in tray-return facilities.
 
Successful tenderers for the management of these two new hawker centres will be required to ensure availability of affordable meals for residents, maintain high standards of cleanliness and bring about vibrancy at the centres. They should also propose measures to achieve productivity at the hawker centres, promote graciousness among patrons, stallholders and cleaners, as well as implement food waste recycling.
 
call for tenders for nonprofit hawker centres
A typical air-conditioned foodcourt in Singapore
 
NEA has been exploring various alternative management models for hawker centres by engaging socially-conscious operators as managing agents. The experience of these operators in food and beverage operations, as well as property and lease management, can help improve the operational efficiency of hawker centres. They can also help enhance the dining experience at hawker centres while ensuring good quality and affordable food.  Apart from appointing managing agents for new centres,
 
NEA has also appointed NTUC Foodfare Co-operative Ltd (Foodfare), a socially-conscious operator, to manage as a pilot, the existing Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre (situated at Block 208B New Upper Changi Road) since 2014.  
 
NEA has observed that the pilot for the existing hawker centre has worked well, and will take the pilot further by appointing Foodfare to manage a bundle of five existing and two new hawker centres. Stallholders at Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre have given positive feedback about Foodfare’s management approaches, and appreciate its resourcefulness in addressing stallholders’ feedback. The centre today is vibrant and enjoys good business. Customers enjoy affordable food in a clean environment. NEA believes that the bundle approach would offer the operator economies of scale and greater flexibility to experiment with new ideas and operational processes to further improve the vibrancy and operational efficiency of the hawker centres.
 
Foodfare is a socially-conscious operator in Singapore with experience in operating new and existing hawker centres. Its expertise and experience in managing large-scale food establishments and operations can be tapped to deliver affordable food throughout the day and enhance the vibrancy of the hawker centres. This is in line with its social mission of providing value and quality cooked food in Singapore. For the five existing hawker centres, there will be no change to the way rentals are determined after Foodfare takes over the management of the centres. Subsidised stallholders will continue to pay subsidised rentals. Non-subsidised stallholders will continue to pay the prevailing market rental as assessed by professional valuers.
 
Foodfare will take over the management of the five existing hawker centres from 1 July 2017. It will take over the two new hawker centres upon their completion around mid-2017. NEA will work closely with Foodfare to ensure that the public continues to enjoy a wide variety of affordable food at their favourite hawker centres, in a clean and hygienic environment. It will also work closely with Foodfare to ensure a smooth transfer of the management of the existing hawker centres from NEA to Foodfare.
 

Add comment

Emails are optional and for tracking replies. Names are unique; get yours today with a comment!


Security code
Refresh

La Daily

Road Tax Discs to be phased out from 15 Feb 2017
Road Tax Discs to be phased out from 15 Feb 2017

As announced in August last year, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will stop issuing physical road [ ... ]

Read more la
Singapore welcomes its Terrexes home from Hong Kong
Singapore welcomes its Terrexes home from Hong Kong

  On 30 Jan 2017 at 1440hrs, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) welcome home its nine Terrex I [ ... ]

Read more la
Company director fined $1.4m for importing duty-unpaid soju
Company director fined $1.4m for importing duty-unpaid soju

A company director was sentenced by the State Courts on 20 January 2017 to a fine of $1,400,000 or i [ ... ]

Read more la
Reciprocal Road Charge on foreign-registered vehicles from 15 Feb 2017
Reciprocal Road Charge on foreign-registered vehicles from 15 Feb 2017

  From 15 February 2017, all foreign-registered cars will have to pay a Reciprocal Road Char [ ... ]

Read more la
MOT, PSA to test self-driving trucks soon
MOT, PSA to test self-driving trucks soon

Singapore, January 2017 - The Ministry of Transport (MOT) and PSA Corporation have signed agreements [ ... ]

Read more la
E-scooters not allowed on Roads and more rules passed in Parliament on 11 Jan 2017
E-scooters not allowed on Roads and more rules passed in Parliament on 11 Jan 2017

- New Rules and Code of Conduct for Cycling and the Use of Personal Mobility Devices
- Stiffer Penalt [ ... ]

Read more la
​NTU & German scientists turn memory chips into processors to speed up computing tasks
​NTU & German scientists turn memory chips into processors to speed up computing tasks

A team of international scientists have found a way to make memory chips perform computing tasks, wh [ ... ]

Read more la
Retrenchment Benefits Survey 2015
Retrenchment Benefits Survey 2015

Singapore, January 2017 - Amid softer economic conditions and ongoing business restructuring, 15,580 [ ... ]

Read more la
Collision of Container Vessels Wan Hai 301 & APL Denver in Johor Straits
Collision of Container Vessels Wan Hai 301 & APL Denver in Johor Straits

UPDATES, 5 JAN 2017, 1700 hrs: Collision of Container Vessels WAN HAI 301 and APL DENVER
 
The M [ ... ]

Read more la
Fusion dishes bring Korean food wave to Singapore
Fusion dishes bring Korean food wave to Singapore

  Young chefs from Korea are introducing Singapore to the tastes and styles of K [ ... ]

Read more la
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's New Year Message 2017
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's New Year Message 2017

  My fellow Singaporeans   2016 has been a full year. One major focus has been  [ ... ]

Read more la
Join in the fun @Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2017
Join in the fun @Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2017

Revellers at the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2017 can look forward to a greater variety of activi [ ... ]

Read more la
Bus plunges off cliff killing 14 in Malaysia including 3 Singaporeans
Bus plunges off cliff killing 14 in Malaysia including 3 Singaporeans

  A bus has veered off of a cliff in Malaysia killing upwards of 14 and injuring at  [ ... ]

Read more la
Singapore’s 4th desalination plant to be ready by 2020
Singapore’s 4th desalination plant to be ready by 2020

PUB, the national water agency, has selected Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Pte Ltd as the Preferred [ ... ]

Read more la

verychio.com-drag-and-drop-editor

La Latest

Caitlyn Jenner slams Trump's transgender bathroom policy

  Caitlin Jenner slams Donald Trump's reversal of a directive on transgender acces [ ... ]

Read more la
Storm Doris wreaks havoc across the UK

  Storm Doris wreaks havoc across the UK as traffic is disrupted in Scotland and pla [ ... ]

Read more la
NASA discovers seven earth-sized planets

  NASA discovers seven earth-sized planets that they believe may be able to support  [ ... ]

Read more la
Princess Diana's fashion celebrated in new exhibition

  Princess Diana's iconic fashion moments are celebrated in a new exhibition at Kens [ ... ]

Read more la
Young girl miraculously rescued alive from rubble in Syria

  A young girl has been rescued alive from underneath the rubble of a building in Da [ ... ]

Read more la
Thieves dig 25 metre tunnel into jewellery shop

  Thieves dug a 25 metre tunnel into a jewellery shop in Iran to break open the safe [ ... ]

Read more la
Five dead in Melbourne plane crash

  A light plane carrying five people crashed into a shopping mall in the city of Mel [ ... ]

Read more la
Kim Jong-nam's son arrives in Malaysia, confirms father's body

  Our top story this afternoon...   The son of the late half brother of North K [ ... ]

Read more la

La Entertain

Fan Bingbing turns Cat Bingbing

Fan Bingbing bares many in a recent photoshoot, reflecting her seasoned yet not-too-ripe status as o [ ... ]

Read more la
Linda Chung sexy chest upsizes after having daughter Kelly

On 17 Feb 2017, Linda Chung appears in Hong Kong for a jewellery event.   This is the second  [ ... ]

Read more la
Zheng Shuang lashes out at haters with vulgar tongue?

In an attempt to talk back to haters, Zheng Shuang allegedly started another social media account to [ ... ]

Read more la
TOP Junsu enlisted for military service; burns weekend for wearing batch wrongly?

BigBang's TOP and JYJ's Kim Junsu was enlisted together last Thursday on 16 Feb 2017.   After [ ... ]

Read more la
Yang Zi goes public with boyfriend Qin Junjie

On 16 Feb, Yang Zi and rumoured boyfriend Qin Junjie finally goes public with their relationship, wi [ ... ]

Read more la
Hawick Lau gives wife Yang Mi only 85marks

Yang Mi and Hawick Lau married in 2014 and have a daughter Noemie (also known as Nou Noi 小糯米). [ ... ]

Read more la
Hannah Quinlivan 2nd time pregnant with son

On 14 Feb 2017 Valentine's Day, Jay Chou is happy to announce that his wife Hannah Quinlivan is preg [ ... ]

Read more la
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at BAFTAs

  Stephen Fry hosted the 70th British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Albert Hall.  [ ... ]

Read more la