Egg-cellent! Polish eggs arrive in Singapore as part of 5mln PLN COVID-19 deal
Thousands of Polish eggs have arrived in Singapore as part of a 5 million PLN deal to help out the country following supply disruptions caused by COVID-19.
The egg shipment from the Wozniak Group will be followed by frozen fish and vegetables which are expected to arrive in the coming days.
The deal comes after a joint statement from the Polish and Singaporean governments to strengthen economic co-operation at the end of last month.
Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry in Singapore, said: “This morning, Singapore welcomed the first shipment of eggs from Poland.
“This is a significant milestone and an important deliverable under our countries’ new trade agreement.
“We look forward to more shipments of eggs, frozen vegetables and frozen chicken from Poland arriving in the coming weeks.
“All these will help us to mitigate supply disruptions and price fluctuations. As we expect the global supply uncertainties to continue for some time.”
Singapore currently imports 90 percent of its food and has created a 30/30 plan to increase food production so by the year 2030 they will produce 30 percent of their own food.
Earlier this week President Duda praised Polish farmers for the work they do at home and recognition they gain for the country abroad.
He said: “I would like to thank you for providing us with food security. I say this with all my heart, especially at a time when, I hope, the coronavirus epidemic is ending.
“At the very beginning there was panic and store shelves were emptying. People were worried whether there would be food or enough. Store shelves were immediately filled up again, no one was running short of food.
“Our exports only compared to last year increased to EUR 31 billion. It's a gigantic amount, 6 percent growth. It is your great merit - also that these products are simply popular abroad, are selling better and better, and thanks to this Poland is also famous.”