March 18, 2013 Singapore is eyeing up Burma as a Major Food Supplier
Singapore’s Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority is looking to stimulate partnerships between Singaporean firms and Burmese suppliers
Singapore is seeing Burma as potential food market to supply the city state with agricultural produce. National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said.
Vegetables, meat products and seafood are among supplies being consider, Khaw told Singapore’s Channel.
“Mr Khaw said while there are some concerns about lack of suitable infrastructure Burma holds a lot of promise,” the news agency said. “He believes that through more exchanges and transfer of technical expertise …Myanmar farmers will, over time, be able to increase their food exports to Singapore.”
Singapore has a population of only 5.1 million but is the most advanced economy in Southeast Asia with one of the most diverse cuisines in the region due to its mix of Chinese, Malays and Indians.