Taipei, Public road transport providers will be entitled to subsidies for equipment they obtain to protect drivers and passengers from the COVID-19 coronavirus disease, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) announced Monday.
Eligible applicants include city buses, inter-city buses, tour buses and taxis, the ministry said.
The first application phase will run from April 1-30, for equipment obtained from Jan. 15-March 31, while the second stage will last from July 1-31, for equipment obtained from April 1-June 30, the MOTC said.
Operators will be reimbursed for their expenses with a cap on each unit price, for specific equipment, including infrared forehead or ear thermometers, disinfectant, face masks, gloves and rubbing alcohol, the MOTC said.
The ministry has budgeted NT$1.138 billion (US$37.75 million) to reimburse road, air and marine travel operators for anti-pandemic expenses, with subsidies for air and marine sectors announced last week.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel