Kinmen to launch another round of stimulus measure in November to boost economy

10/30/2020 03:54 PM
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Kinmen Oct. 13 (CNA) Following the distribution of county-wide economic stimulus vouchers in July, Kinmen County will kick off another round of stimulus measure which would be focused on rationing of signature sorghum liquor sale in November to revive consumption.

In addition to the annual program held during Chinese New Year, Dragon Boat Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival, the county’s Magistrate Yang Cheng-wu (楊鎮浯) announced on Tuesday to add one more round of the event in November in order to stimulate the economy.

Under the program, the residents are eligible for the conditions such as household registration before October 7 this year or those will reach at the age of 20 before February 12, 2021. They have chances to buy the 56.6% kaoliang liquor with special discounted prices in a package of 12 bottles of 750 ml at a price of NT$5100.

To express gratitude to Kinmen locals, the county has launched the household rationing program for offering Kinmen residents to purchase bottles of the kaoliang liquor at a preferential price since 2004. However, the rationing event has increase to four this year, as part of the local government's efforts to help revive domestic consumption amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The outlying county in mid-July began rolling out "1+1 Stimulus Vouchers," which is expected to create NT$560 million in consumer spending. By the beginning of October, the amount of the spending money exceeds more than NT$400 million, 40 percent of which is from the purchase of the celebrated sorghum liquor produced by Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor Inc. (KKL), the government-owned distillery.

To give something back to the local community, the KKL company organized a lucky draw event in the afternoon of the day, Magistrate Yang attended the live event and announced the upcoming program.

Yang showed up at the county’s multimedia room with town mayors of Jinhu, Jinsha and Lieyu townships to press the bottom to draw two thousand lucky winners who can buy limited quantity platinum version of aged kaoliang called Black King Kong with discounted prices.

The county said the list of winners can be checked online and also will send a noticeto the lucky winners. In addition, KKL will provide interim regional service to those living in the townships of Lieyu, Jinsha and Jinhu, who can buy the products at nearby stations temporarily set up on Oct. 22-23; those are in Jinning Township and Jincheng Township on Oct.26-27. As for the winners living in Wuqiu Township, the company will provide home delivery after receiving the payment.(sponsored content)

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