Singapore food and beverage group calls for more industry support


#savefnbsg, a ground-up initiative representing over 500 restaurants and local companies, has called on the Singapore government to provide “maximum recovery” for local F&B companies suffering from disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The group sent an open letter to Lawrence Wong, the Minister for Finance and Gan Kim Yong, the Minister for Trade and Industry. In the letter, they thanked the government for the S$1.1 billion (US$814 million) relief package to help the local F&B businesses. However, they point out that the F&B industry “remains heavily affected by the rounds of closures, ever-evolving restrictions and rules, and the lack of proactive support to protect businesses”.
Additional support measures requested by #savefnbsg includes rental rebates, workforce support schemes and less restrictive reopening measures for F&B businesses on August 19.
Singapore is currently under Phase 2 heightened alert measures prohibiting dine-in at all F&B establishments from July 22 until August 18, 2021. (Image from Unsplash)

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