By: Lin Ye-fong, Wang Shu-fen and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Nov. 3 (CNA) The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) on Tuesday
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]