Food truck scheme to end

December 23, 2021

The Tourism Commission announced today that the Food Truck Pilot Scheme will end on June 1, 2022, after the Government completed a comprehensive evaluation of its effectiveness.


Positioned as a tourism promotion project, the two-year scheme was launched on February 3, 2017. It aimed to add fun and vibrancy to Hong Kong’s tourist attractions by providing diverse, creative and high quality food options to tourists and locals.


Since the scheme’s launch, the Government has implemented a number of refinement and helping measures, including introducing new operating venues and rental concessions. The scheme has also been extended twice, till February 2 next year.


However, their business was only better in the first year of operation, but deteriorated in the following two years.


The food truck business fell to its lowest level in the first half of last year due to the double blow of the social unrest in 2019 and the COVID-19 pandemic.


The commission said the scheme has been running for almost five years and the operation mode of the food trucks as a tourism promotion project has been fully tested.


As the food trucks’ development failed to achieve the policy objective of tourism promotion, the Government finally decided to end the scheme, but will extend it till June 1 to allow the operators sufficient time to make arrangements accordingly.

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