照顧國軍 國防部引進智能販賣機 | Smart vending machine introduced for national soldiers

TAIPEI (The China Post) – The Ministry of National Defense (MND) recently unveiled some new smart vending machines that offer better services to national soldiers and respond to the government goal of achieving a 90-percent penetration of mobile payment by 2025.

國軍落實官兵生活照顧的舉措,為滿足官兵全天候餐食需求,響應政府「2025年實現無現金支付普及率達90%」目標,國防部引進智能販賣機台。

In the near future, there won’t be any “convenience store beauties” anymore for soldiers like Taiwanese military films used to portray.

未來也將逐漸漸少福利社雇員,過去軍教片裡,官兵搭訕「福利社西施」的場面也將走入歷史。

According to the MND, the vending machines provide nearly 200 kinds of goods, including instant noodles, as well as cookers and microwaves for the soldiers to enjoy a more comfortable and convenient dining environment.

國防部表示,智能販賣機提供近200項商品,結合泡麵機與微波爐供官兵自助使用,打造舒適且便利的用餐環境。

Instead of cash, the machines accept more than 20 payment methods ranging from credit card, electronic ticketing, to mobile payments, said Wei Kuo-chih, general manager of OK Mart.

來來超商股份有限公司總經理魏國志表示,智能販賣機提供逾20種無現金支付方式,官兵不僅可透過信用卡、電子票證或手機行動支付,取代現金消費。

Invoices are also provided to protect consumer’s rights.

國軍也能索取發票保障個人消費權益。

The national soldiers protect the safety of the country, of whom the welfare should be taken into sounder account, the MND further stressed.

國防部強調,國軍官兵全天候守護國家安全不打烊,官兵福利也應24小時受到重視。

The smart vending machines not only make up for the disadvantages of traditional convenience stores such as operation time and the insufficiency of manpower but provides diverse goods and a better purchasing experience.

智能販賣機除可彌補傳統營站營業時間規範與人力的不足,也讓官兵在營站打烊時,仍可購買傳統販賣機缺乏的多元化商品,提供官兵「有感的」消費體驗。