First of 10 hawker centres opens in 2015
THE new Bukit Panjang hawker centre - the first of 10 upcoming centres - will have "green" features, parking space and a variety of affordable dishes available all day.
Its manager, NTUC Foodfare, will ask stall applicants to submit their proposed prices, concept and operating hours as part of the tender process, said chief executive Perry Ong.
"While we intend to have the best food here, we will ensure that the food centre has a good selection of basic and affordable food to help moderate the cost of living," he said.
The hawker centre is expected to open in the second half of 2015 and will have 28 cooked-food stalls, 14 market stalls and 15 lock-up stalls.
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan was the guest of honour at the ground-breaking ceremony yesterday.
The construction of the other nine additional hawker centres will start next year and in 2015, and all are expected to be completed by 2017.
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