Using good-as-new notes for lai-see

The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:

     As the Chinese New Year draws near, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority encourages the public to continue supporting the use of good-as-new notes for lai-see.  Good-as-new notes are perfectly suitable for use as lai-see, given that Hong Kong's currency notes are maintained at a high standard of cleanliness. 

     The three note-issuing banks will start exchanging new notes on February 6.  As in previous years, they will provide sufficient new and good-as-new notes in various denominations to meet demand for notes.

Ends/Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:30