Date: Aug 22, 2017
By: Chien Li-chung / Staff reporter
All members of the Taipei Dome review committee have been listed by the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office as defendants, as prosecutors investigate allegations involving the Dome’s safety reviews.
Many of the committee members, all of whom are experts from non-governmental agencies, were summoned for questioning yesterday.
Farglory Group (遠雄集團) won the Dome’s tender in 2003 and began negotiations with the Taipei City Government about the build-operate-transfer contract. It was eventually allowed to construct the Dome without having to pay any royalties to the city government.
Many civil groups said that the safety reviews were problematic and accused some of the reviewers of working in Farglory’s favor. [FULL STORY]