ECCT calls for accelerated completion of new Taoyuan airport terminal

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/11/03
By: Lin Ye-fong, Wang Shu-fen and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, Nov. 3 (CNA) The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) on Tuesday

Photo courtesy of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Photo courtesy of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

urged the government to accelerate the construction of a third terminal and a third runway at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and start the building of a smaller fourth terminal before operations at Terminal 3 commence.

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) is set to finish the construction of the airport’s Terminal 3 and put it into operation by the end of 2020.

In its 2016 position papers, the ECCT said that in view of Taiwan’s infrastructure development lagging behind the rapidly increasing number of foreign tourists, it suggests the government should swiftly overhaul the airport, accelerate the construction of Terminal 3 and a third runway, and set up a transit stop for cruise ships at the Port of Keelung.     [FULL  STORY]

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