Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment regarding the holistic master planning of the 390-hectare Lim Chu Kang area into a high-tech agri-food cluster (a) how many existing farms have been identified to be part of the cluster; (b) what are the criteria for selecting farms for the cluster; and (c) whether there are plans to include conventional soil-based or organic farming into the cluster.
Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien: As part of our “30 by 30” vision to strengthen Singapore’s food security, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) embarked on a holistic exercise to master plan the Lim Chu Kang (LCK) region. The vision is for the LCK region to become a high-tech agri-food cluster that can raise production in a sustainable and resource-efficient manner. Both existing farms and new interested parties can bid for new plots when they are released. This will take place after the master planning and land development stages.
SFA is agnostic to the farming method used. To achieve our “30 by 30” vision with the scarce land available, we would select farm proposals for the new LCK agri-food cluster taking into account their productivity and resource-efficiency.
Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment
2 August 2022