The Hong Kong government has reminded citizens who receive both installments of the consumption voucher through Octopus to meet the HK$3,000 spending requirement by July 31.
This is before they can collect the second installment of HK$2,000 on August 16.
Octopus Cards Ltd will start sending SMS reminders to those registrants who still need to meet the cumulative spending requirement today.
The SMS will be sent through the telephone number 9665 7134.
Citizens who only meet the spending target after July 31 will only be able to collect the second installment of the voucher on the 16th of the following month.
For example, a citizen who meets the spending target in August will receive the HK$2,000 on September 16.
The cumulative spending requirement has to be met on or before October 31 this year at the latest.
Those with no remaining balance on their Octopus card but whose cumulative eligible spending has yet to reach the required target should top up their Octopus card and make up the eligible spending to meet the relevant cumulative target.
The government reminder comes as the Octopus Cards Ltd starts sending out SMS reminders to those who have not yet met the spending requirement.
The company will send out the reminders through the telephone number 9665 7134.
The SMS reminders are aimed at helping citizens keep track of their spending and ensuring they meet the requirement before collecting the second installment of the voucher.
The consumption voucher program was introduced by the government to help citizens cope with the financial challenges caused by the COVID
The program provides citizens with two installments of HK$2,000 and HK$3,000, which can be used to purchase goods and services across different sectors.
To be eligible for the voucher program, citizens must have an Octopus card and meet certain spending requirements.
In summary, the Hong Kong government has reminded citizens who receive both installments of the consumption voucher through Octopus to meet the HK$3,000 spending requirement by July 31