就是要推口罩販賣機!北市府將花300萬12行政區各裝2台 | Taipei to launch 24 face masks vending machines

▲口罩販賣機。|Face masks vending machines (NOWnews)

【看CP學英文】台北市政府昨(23日)資訊局在議會財建委員會報告時,表示「將在12個行政區的健康中心,各建置兩台口罩販賣機。」資訊局也預估將會花費300萬元的預算。

After launching three face masks vending machines earlier this month, Taipei has announced plans to set up 24 face masks vending machines at Health Centers across the city’s twelve districts, the Taipei Department of Information Technology (DoIT) said Thursday at a budget report at the City Council. 

The DoIT estimates the costs of expanding the network of vending machines to NT$3 million (US$99,830). 

今天上午台北市議會財建委員會做出決議,由於口罩3.0政策上路後,衝擊口罩販賣機需求、受益人數與效益,尚待評估及釐清,另外口罩販賣機購買數量日趨減少,中央也在評估調整供應量,導致廠商議約條件無法確定,要求資訊局釐清後再評估是否議約。

Since the supply and distribution of face masks improved, however, sales at the vending machines have been in decline. In light of this concern, the city council asked the DOIT to review the project again.

民進黨台北市議員吳沛憶指出,口罩在一開始民眾需求量大時,的確是供不應求,不過現在中央所進行的口罩政策,不僅能從網路上預購以及至藥房購買,現在更能在便利商店就能進行預購,是否有需要再多推行口罩販賣機?

Commenting on the city’s project, DPP City Councilors Wu Pei-yi stressed that the supply of face masks couldn’t meet spikes in demand at first. Since the face masks rationing policy was put in place, Taiwan residents can not only place an order online but also purchase it at the designated pharmacies, she said, questioning the need of investing in face masks vending machines.

對此台北市副市長黃珊珊下午出面接受媒體訪問時,這案子是跟中央呈報相關試辦3個月的12行政區計畫,是早就訂的。黃珊珊說,評估檢討當然會做,因為要提供給中央做試辦結果報告。

In response to her comments, Taipei City Deputy Mayor Huang Shan-shan said that increasing the number of face mask vending machines is part of a global project developed by the city. The city government will present the results of the 3-month trial run to the central government, she said.