Kinmen launches mobile payment service for public transportation

09/29/2020 05:26 PM
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Kinmen, Sep.23 (CNA) Kinmen County has launched LINE Pay app to provide a fast and easy payment via mobile devices for public transportation starting Wednesday. Residents and travelers visiting the county can take buses and ferries by scanning QR codes to enjoy the cashless payment experience.

In order to provide multi-payment options, the county has worked together with LINE Pay, a digital wallet service provided by LINE Corporation, and the iPASS Corporation, a subsidiary of Acer focusing on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), to roll out the new service. The approach will not only benefit residents, but also the tourists.

The county’s Magistrate Yang Cheng-wu (楊鎮浯), General Manager of Acer ITS Inc. Yo Ming-feng (游明豐), General Manager of the iPASS Corporation Cheng Zi-zhen (程子箴) and many others attended the opening ceremony held at the Shanwai Bus station on the afternoon of the day.

With a big surge in domestic tourism and frequent exchanges between Kinmen and outlying islands following the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, the county applies a proactive approach, as it has found the increasing demand for diversified cashless payment options. Yang noted the county has become the first outlying island to fully introduce the convenient payment service for public transport.

Kinmen’s Bus & Ferry Management Office indicated that the users are able to enjoy the convenience payments in a wide range of fields including shopping and travelling in the county.

The office said Line Pay users would be able to use QR code scanners to pay for bus and ferry fares, renting cars and buying famous local products at more than 100 local stores. In addition, the Line Pay’s reward programs grant the bus and ferry passengers 5 LINE Points each trip from Sep. 23 through the end of the year; car rental customers and shoppers purchasing at the designated stores also can enjoy 15% points rewards from October through February 28, 2021. The county welcomes people to enjoy the special offers during the period. (Sponsored Content)

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