Taipei slaps NT$1.5 mil. fine on Farglory

The China Post
Date: March 28, 2015
By: Yuan-Ming Chiao

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Taipei City Government decided against halting construction of the

The historic chimney of the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park is seen adjacent to the construction site of the Taipei Dome, yesterday. Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je indicated that the structural integrity of the chimney is at critical condition and that if safety precautions cannot be improved, construction on the dome may need to be temporarily halted. (CNA)

The historic chimney of the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park is seen adjacent to the construction site of the Taipei Dome, yesterday. Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je indicated that the structural integrity of the chimney is at critical condition and that if safety precautions cannot be improved, construction on the dome may need to be temporarily halted. (CNA)

Taipei Dome project while levying a fine of NT$1.5 million against project contractor Farglory Group (遠雄集團), yesterday. Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and other city officials met with representatives of Farglory yesterday to discuss construction-related damages to portions of Songshan Cultural and Creative Park (松山菸廠).

Farglory stated that it did not understand the city’s reasoning and would appeal the fine once it had received the official papers.

The fine of NT$1.5 million against Farglory Group was directed at environmental impact assessment violations. Taipei City Government spokesperson Lin Ho-ming (林鶴明) said that a chimney structure classified as a historical building and adjacent to the construction site, showed increased signs of tilting. He added that statistics show the tilting could become a safety issue.     [FULL  STORY]