Government to be transparent with Triple Stimulus Vouchers

The government announced that it will release a report after the conclusion of the Triple Stimulus Vouchers program to ensure transparency.

Premier Su Tseng-chang. (Photo courtesy of CNA)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced on Monday that the government will be fully transparent with its “Triple Stimulus Vouchers” program.

The Triple Stimulus Vouchers are set to go on sale on Wednesday. According to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA,經濟部), 12 million people have already purchased the vouchers.

According to the government’s plan, each person paying NT$1,000 will get in return NT$3,000-worth of vouchers.

To support the plan, the four largest convenience store brands in Taiwan have also offered incentives to entice consumers into pre-ordering the “Triple Stimulus Vouchers” that are still available for pre-order.

Despite this, many celebrities such as Jacky Wu (吳宗憲) have voiced their criticism by saying that the system is overly complicated and that it would be a hassle to pick up the vouchers. There are also concerns regarding unused vouchers and where the unused money would go.

In response, Su announced that the government will publish a report at the conclusion of the program to be fully transparent.

Su said that the fact that the Triple Stimulus vouchers have millions of purchasers goes to show that the program has been successful.

He added that the program will only become smoother as time goes on. He thanked the public for their support and expressed his hope that the public can continue to support the new program.