Disneyland among locations for food truck scheme
- Written by December 9, 2015
Twelve food trucks will be based in prime locations around Hong Kong for two years as part of a scheme to promote tourism.
The South China Morning Post reported the pilot scheme will see two trucks based at six prime locations.
These included Hong Kong Disneyland on Lantau, as well as Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai; Salisbury Garden and Art Square at Tsim Sha Tsui; the Central harbourfront and Ocean Park.
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Greg So Kam-leung said it was hoped the food trucks would increase and diversify Hong Kong’s food choices.
A special panel staffed by food experts would be assigned to taste the food made by the trucks before they could start operating.
The Government will invite applications early next year. A new mobile app would be created so that the public and tourists could track them.
The start-up cost of running the food truck was estimated to be around HK$600,000. Loans from the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation for up to HK$300,000 and government subsidies aimed to assist small and medium enterprises would be available.