Air raid drills to be held from next week to May

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 15, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter

The annual Wanan air raid drills are to be held across the nation from this month to May,

Ministry of National Defense spokesman Major General Chen Chung-chi explains details of the annual Wanan air raid drill at a news conference in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Tu Chu-min, Taipei Times

while the Minan disaster prevention drill will include anti-terrorism exercises in preparation for the Universiade in August.

The 40th Wanan drill, a military and civilian exercise, is to be held in seven regions on Taiwan proper and the outlying islands to build public awareness of defense, the Ministry of National Defense said yesterday.

Streets will be evacuated from 1:30pm to 2pm to allow for military exercises, disaster prevention drills, air-raid siren tests and traffic control.

The National Police Agency will also test its mobile phone text alert system during the exercise, with information on the annual drill being sent to users when air raid sirens are turned on, All-out Defense Mobilization Office Director Major General Han Kang-ming (韓岡明) said.   [FULL  STORY]

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