Second batch of Hong Kong consumption vouchers ‘to be disbursed during summer’

Financial Secretary Paul Chan says he hopes use of e-vouchers can help boost development of electronic payments in city.

The Hong Kong government will distribute the second batch of HK$5,000 (US$637) in consumption vouchers during the summer, with more details to be released this week, the city’s finance chief has said.

Residents can store the e-vouchers in any of six service providers, after BoC Pay and HSBC’s PayMe joined operators Alipay HK, Octopus, Tap & Go and WeChat Pay HK.

“I very much hope that … consumers can enjoy consumption discounts and that the vouchers can … widen and deepen the development of electronic payments,” Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po wrote in his blog on Sunday.