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MOI reveals face values for consumer vouchers

STAFF WRITER, WITH CNA

The Ministry of the Interior’s call for ideas on the best way to maximize the effects of the government’s consumer voucher plan generated a strong response, Minister of the Interior Liao Liou-yi (廖了以) said yesterday.

Liao made the remarks while attending a ceremony to award volunteer workers in Taichung City.

The Executive Yuan has now finalized the values of the vouchers, with six NT$500 coupons and three NT$200 coupons to be issued, for a combined value of NT$3,600.

In addition to various value combinations, the ideas put forward by members of the public included stamp-sized coupons and coupons that look like vouchers issued by department stores.

Liao did not disclose if any of the prizes offered by the ministry for winning ideas had been won.

Meanwhile, the Government Information Office announced that it would start a creativity contest today on how to maximize the effect of the coupons on the economy, with a grand prize of NT$100,000 to be announced at the end of next month.

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