The opening ceremony of Kinmen's first downtown duty free shop, held on the 16th, was attended by Kinmen magistrate Li, Wo-Shi, who expects this shop to be "a leading sheep" as taking the lead for traveler shopping trend, thus bringing further development to the Kinmen tourist industry.
Located at No.2 Boyu Road, the Jing-Fang Duty-Free Shop was the first to open among five enterprises approved by the Kinmen County Government in October. Guests from all fields joined the grand opening making the event a big hit.
Magistrate Li showed special thanks to the Ever Rich Duty Free Shop and the Jing-Fang Duty Free Shop (one of the Ever Rich's subsidiary) for their recruitment of 110 young people in Kinmen. He also stated that with Kinmen's urgent need to create employment opportunities, endeavors (1) made by the private sector will in turn relieve (2) pressure on the government. Li hopes that with the Every Rich Duty Free Shop as a leading sheep, more shops will be opened for business as soon as possible, thus increasing employment opportunity and profits of the county government.
In addition, Magistrate Li also hopes that the duty free quota of $30,000 can be more flexible in outer island duty free shops and eventually lifted to even allow unlimited duty-free consumption for mainland tourists, thus further developing the tourist industry in Kinmen.