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Response to parliamentary question on the Community Development Council Voucher scheme and rate of redemption

Question

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong: To ask the Prime Minister (a) how many merchants and hawkers have signed up for the Community Development Council Voucher scheme; and (b) what is the rate of redemption thus far.

Response

Minister Chan Chun Sing, Deputy Chairman of People's Association (PA), on behalf of the Prime Minister:

  1. The Community Development Council (CDC) Vouchers Scheme was launched in June to help defray the cost of living of lower income Singaporean households as well as to support local businesses in the heartlands.
  2. Under the CDC Vouchers scheme, 8000 merchants and hawkers have signed up to participate in this scheme. As of mid-October, close to 55% of the total vouchers have been redeemed under this scheme.

 

Last updated on 03 November 2020