Assembled vehicles are safe: bus association

The China Post
Date: February 22, 2017
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan

In a public hearing held by the Transportation Ministry, bus association representative

A tour bus under production is seen in this photo taken in a vehicle-assembling factory in Tainan on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The National Joint Association of Bus for Tourist of R.O.C. (全國遊覽車工會) Tuesday rebutted criticism that so-calledassembled vehicles were unsafe. (CNA)

Jiang Chi-hsin (江其興) denied that so-called “assembled vehicles” — in which foreign chassis are furnished with local parts — were to blame for a bus crash that killed 33 people last week.

Jiang, a representative of the National Joint Association of Bus for Tourist of the R.O.C. (全國遊覽車工會), said that the practice of assembling vehicles was “not a problem.”

He claimed that Taiwan had a history of producing large vehicles and had received international recognition.

“Many renowned brands from the west and Japan assemble their vehicles,” Jiang said.

He said it wasn’t right for the local bus industry to be slandered by misinformed criticism about assembled vehicles.    [FULL  STORY]

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