According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on the 24th, it plans to launch a campaign to promote eating out next week.
The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters announced on the 18th that it will resume the consumer coupon support project, which was discontinued due to social distancing. Initially, the government started to pay consumption coupons in August by investing a budget of 1684 billion won in eight fields to boost consumption.
Consumption coupons were issued from performances, movies, exhibitions, and sports where quarantine management was relatively easy except for travel and eating out among the fields of accommodation, tourism, performance, film, exhibition, sports, and eating out. The 20% discount coupon for agricultural and fishery products has been continuously implemented.
On the 22nd, coupons for exhibitions and performances began to be issued. From the 27th, you can get a discount of up to 2 movies at 6000 won per person.
In order to revitalize consumption, coupons will be resumed in the restaurant area sooner or later. On the 21st, Nak-yeon Lee, the leader of the Democratic Party, also requested the government to “consume discount rights for performances, movies, and sports resumes. Please take a close look at the quarantine situation and review the payment of discount coupons in other fields such as dining out, tourism, and lodging.”
Measures are also taken to stabilize the supply and demand of kimchi vegetables.
Recently, the price of vegetables such as cabbage has been rising steadily. Last month, the producer price index, announced by the Bank of Korea on the 21st, rose 0.1% from the previous month, and the agriculture, forestry and fishery products index reached the highest level since 1965. Chinese cabbage soared 30.5%.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food will provide information on the price of kimchi vegetables and promote the stabilization of the supply and demand of kimchi vegetables by reducing the cost of kimchi to consumers through discount supply.
The 2020 Korea Online Food Fair will be held on the 28th and 30th. Considering the Corona 19 situation, 160 companies including startups, food tech, and small and medium-sized food companies will participate in this food show, which is held online, to introduce products and share food industry policies and the latest trends.
The following is the main schedule and reporting plan of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food in the week.
◇ Weekly schedule
10:00 State Council Meeting (Minister, Sejong)
15:00 Korean Liquor Competition Awards Ceremony (Vice Minister, Seoul)
10:00 Public speaking on budget for 2021 (Minister, Seoul)
16:00 Award Ceremony for Contribution to Food and Dining Development (Vice Minister, Seoul)
11:00 Vice Minister Meeting and Policy Promotion Strategy Meeting (Vice Minister, Seoul)
◇Weekly press plan
11:00 Conduct a public survey on dog safety management measures
11:00 In order to prevent foot-and-mouth disease, measures to restrict movement of excreta by area during the special quarantine measures period
11:00 UNDP International Cooperation Project Agreement Ceremony
06:00 Selected as a new target for the seed industry infrastructure construction project in 2021
09:30 I’m our unit chef! 2020 Golden Shovel Chef Award held
11:00 2020 Korea Online Food Fair held
11:00 2020 Korea Korean Wine Fair Awards Ceremony
06:00 APEC Food Security Minister Policy Dialogue
11:00 Development of domestic wheat variety identification method using cutting-edge DNA fingerprinting technology
11:00 Promote a pilot project to provide customized regional information for those wishing to return to the farm
14:00 Eating out activation campaign resumed
06:00 Contest for excellent examples of gender equality in agriculture
11:00 Measures to stabilize supply and demand for kimjang
11:00 Eating’breakfast’ for teenagers improves emotional stability and learning ability
06:00 Operate’Agricultural Farm Experience Class with Family’ to spread the public value of agriculture and rural areas