Cabinet streamlines policy push to 10

LAST ACTS:The Executive Yuan elected to leave the decision on when to open the airport MRT line and on the Linnei waste incinerator to Tsai’s incoming administration

Taipie Times
Date: Feb 04, 2016
By: Lee Hsin-fang and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter, with staff writer and CNA

The Executive Yuan yesterday said it would leave decisions on two major projects — the airport mass rapid transit (MRT) line and a waste incinerator in Yunlin County — to the incoming administration, while continuing to promote 10 major policies, including the Taoyuan Aerotropolis.

Premier Simon Chang (張善政) presided over a meeting to discuss 12 major policy items the Cabinet is pushing before turning over power to the new administration on May 20, when president-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is to assume office.

Executive Yuan spokesperson Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) said that participants at the meeting decided that the operation date of the MRT line connecting Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and the Greater Taipei area, and the waste incinerator project at Yunlin County’s Linnei Township (林內) would be left to the new administration.

The Executive Yuan cannot determine whether the airport MRT line would be operational before May 20, Sun said.   [FULL  STORY]

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