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The Open Tender for the 1st Short-Term Borrowing of Taipei City’s Debt Fund in Fiscal Year 2019 is Successfully Completed, Saving About NT$107 Million Interest Expense

On May 20th, 2019, in response to the need of debt management, the Department of Finance (DoF), Taipei City Government (TCG) held an open tender for the first short-term borrowing NT$20 billion of Taipei City's debt fund in Fiscal Year 2019.
Three financial institutions participated in the bidding process, and the winner of the bidding was Chang Hwa Commercial Bank and Bank of Taiwan. Based on the quotation submitted during price comparison, the winner has offered a weighted average annual interest rate at 0.59%. The short-term borrowing effectively reduces the borrowing rate through the open price bidding. The interest rate of this loan is compared with long-term of municipal construction, TCG could save about NT$107 million interest expense during the remaining days(364 days) of borrowing.