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2020-02-27 | 公共電視

City Councilor Calls for Stimulus Vouchers|疫情衝擊百業蕭條 北市議員籲速發振興券

Due to COVID-19, Taipei's shopping districts and night market sales are plummeting. Taipei City Councilor Wang Hong-wei held a press conference and called on the city government to provide assistance as soon as possible. In response, relevant bureaus of the city government said that they have already activated four major rescue measures and will continue to make adjustments.

During a groundbreaking ceremony on the 27th, Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je was asked whether the postponement of President Tsai Ing-wen's inauguration ceremony had anything to do with him. Ko declined comment.

Mayor, has the presidential inauguration ceremony been canceled because of you? Mayor, one city councilor says you dug a hole for the president to jump into. Come, come, come.

Retail revenues in Taipei have fallen 30 to 50 percent due to COVID-19, with Ximending particularly hard hit. Night markets and hotels are also suffering, and the number of companies applying to implement unpaid leave is even higher now than it was during the financial crisis.

Our major shopping districts -- the number of people taking the MRT has fallen to a 10-year low. I called this press conference today on behalf of our tourism, travel, service, food and beverage and retail industries.

We plan to use the central government's stimulus vouchers to expand relevant stimulus activates.

The Taipei City Office of Commerce says rent, tax, interest rate and stimulus measures have been activated to help businesses make it through these hard times and adjustments will be made whenever necessary. It has also set up an industry service window for assistance. However, Kuomintang Taipei City Councilor Wang Hong-wei says "stimulus vouchers" are needed now, not four months from now, to stimulate Taipei's economy.

台北市長柯文哲出席培英社會住宅開工動土典禮時,被問到蔡英文總統暫緩籌備520就職典禮,原因是否和他有關,柯文哲低調不願回應。

記者 vs. 台北市長 柯文哲:「 (市長,總統就職典禮取消,是因為你嗎?市長。) 議員說你挖坑給總統跳,來來來。」

武漢肺炎疫情持續升溫,衝擊台北市商業經濟,台北市議員王鴻薇今日召開記者會,表示目前各大商圈來客數下降3-5成,尤其以西門商圈最為嚴重。另外,夜市來客量及旅宿業住房率同樣呈現負成長的情況,甚至連無薪假的申請件數也創金融海嘯風暴以來新高。

國民黨台北市議員 王鴻薇表示:「我們各大商圈的,捷運站的人次的衰退,出現十年來最慘,十年來最慘,其實今天我為什麼要開記者會,事實上是真的為我們,所有的觀光、旅遊、服務、餐飲、零售業請命。」

台北市商業處商業輔導科科長 韓光蓉表示:「預計結合中央的酷碰券,就是振興抵用券採擬,擴大提前來舉辦相關的振興活動。」

台北市商業處回應,目前以「減租、延稅、優息、振興」四大原則,提出相關紓困振興措施,透過租金減免、優惠貸款、利息補貼等方式減緩承租攤商負擔,設立產業服務單一窗口以提供協助,並適時調整及修正。但王鴻薇強調,若等到6月,疫情緩和之際再發放「振興抵用券」已無太大的作用,呼籲有關單位協商後盡速發放,以刺激台北市目前一蹶不振的商圈經濟。

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