Macau residents start collecting electronic consumer cards

14 April 2020

The distribution of electronic consumer cards, one of the measures decided by the Government of Macau to support small and medium-sized enterprises in the territory, started on Tuesday, and they can be collected until 17 July, according to an announcement from the Macau Monetary Authority on Tuesday.

The deadline for the survey, initially scheduled for 30 April, was extended due to the fact that some Macau residents who registered are unable to return to Macau in time, for a number of reasons, such as their individual health and measures in place to prevent and control the epidemic.

Over 658,000 residents registered to pick up this electronic consumer card.

According to Administrative Regulation no. 6/2020 (consumer subsidy plan), the card can only be used to buy products or services, and may not be exchanged in any way for cash.

The Secretary for the Economy and Finance, Lei Wai Nong, announced last week an additional consumption subsidy in the amount of 5,000 patacas, in addition to the 3,000 patacas granted in the first subsidy, giving each permanent and non-permanent resident a total of 8,000 patacas (US$1,000) to support local retail affected by measures to contain the pandemic. (macauhub)