Infrastructure bill remains stalled in Legislature

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/05/03
By: Wang Cheng-chung, Wen Kuei-hsiang, Lu Hsin-hui and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, May 3 (CNA) Lawmakers of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) continued their efforts Wednesday to block a draft infrastructure bill, insisting that it be withdrawn and sent back to the Cabinet for redrafting.

KMT caucus whip Lin Wei-chou (林為洲) said the government is determined to ram though the draft Special Statue for Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Projects without any room for revision, which is unacceptable.

The KMT caucus has taken issue with the processing of the bill, saying that the majority Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) pushed it through a joint committee meeting on April 26 without substantive discussion.

At a press conference at the Legislature, Lin said the KMT caucus’ main demand is that the bill be returned to the Cabinet and re-written.    [FULL  STORY]

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