Date: Apr 24, 2016
By: Lo Tien-pin and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
A senior government official yesterday warned that the mausoleum of former
president Chiang Ching-kuo (將經國) might be in danger due to its proximity to a faultline.
The bodies of Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) and his son Chiang Ching-kuo were not buried. Chiang Ching-kuo’s body was preserved at a mausoleum in Taoyuan’s Dasi District (大溪) and Chiang Kai-shek’s remains were entombed at a mausoleum in Tzuhu (慈湖).
Both mausoleums are old and require a lot of money to repair, said the official, who declined to be named, adding that repairs last year to the Chiang Ching-kuo mausoleum cost NT$13.2 million (US$408,289), while the Tzuhu mausoleum cost NT$10.4 million.
The official said that Chiang Ching-kuo building has cracks and has leaked since its commissioning in 1988 and the structure is slowly deteriorating. [FULL STORY]