THIRD TERMINAL:DPP lawmakers said that Taoyuan International Airport Corp had received funding for consulting work from 2012 to 2015, but had spent it frivolously
Date: Dec 14, 2018
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications yesterday said it is aiming to begin
construction of terminal 3 at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in September next year and it would not remove the design for a cloud-shaped ceiling from the plan.
Deputy Minister of Transportation and Communications Chi Wen-chung (祁文中), who is also acting chairman of Taoyuan International Airport Corp (TIAC), made the statement at a meeting of the legislature’s Transportation Committee, which was reviewing the budget submitted by the airport company for the next fiscal year.
The ministry previously said it postponed completion of terminal 3 to the end of 2023 after the company twice failed to attract bidders through public-tender sessions.
The postponement has added NT$3.6 billion (US$116.7 million) to the construction budget, increasing it to NT$78.2 billion, the company said. [FULL STORY]