Kaohsiung to inspect old apartment buildings following quake

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-02-15
By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Kaohsiung city will soon begin a city-wide inspection of old apartment 6735433buildings built before the September 21 earthquake in 1999, also known as the 921 Earthquake, reports said Monday.

There are currently more than 6,000 old buildings that need to be structurally reinforced or torn down to prevent another Weiguan Jinlong incident from happening in future, which collapsed in the wake of a 6.4-magnitude earthquake on February 6, Chao Chien-chiao said, director of Kaohsiung City’s Public Works Bureau.

According to Chao, the inspection efforts will last through April, including areas prone to soil liquefaction.     [FULL  STORY]

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