Acting COA minister to be officially named to head agency: sources

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/01/12
By: Ku Chuan, William Yen, Elizabeth Hsu and Frances Huang

Chang Tzi-chin (left) and Chen Chi-chung

Taipei, Jan. 12 (CNA) Incoming Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) will officially name Acting Council of Agriculture (COA) Minister Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) to head the agency after he takes office next week, senior political sources said Saturday.

In addition, Su is expected to promote incumbent Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Deputy Minister Chang Tzi-chin (張子敬) to EPA minister, the sources said.

Su asked several current Cabinet members to be part of his team Saturday after being named by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday following the collective resignation of outgoing premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) and his Cabinet, the sources added.

Chen is an experienced academic and an agriculture specialist cultivated by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) over many years.    [FULL  STORY]

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