KMT caucus pans construction project

OBSTRUCTION:KMT lawmakers demanded that 10 public hearings be held on the ‘Forward-looking Infrastructure Construction Project,’ before it was agreed to hold six

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 01, 2017
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus yesterday morning occupied the

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislators occupy the speakers podium at the legislature yesterday as they protest against the “Forward-looking Infrastructure Construction Project.” Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

legislative speaker’s podium to protest the Cabinet’s NT$880 billion (US$29 billion) budget proposal for the “Forward-looking Infrastructure Construction Project,” calling for 10 public hearings to be held before the proposal is reviewed, which a cross-caucus negotiation in the afternoon cut to six.

The legislature’s question-and-answer session ended on Tuesday and lawmakers yesterday started reading bills, with the Cabinet’s budget proposal for the infrastructure project one of the bills to be referred to legislative committee.

KMT lawmakers, clad in caucus uniforms, obstructed the proceedings by occupying the legislative speaker’s podium and shouting criticism of the project, demanding that at least 10 public hearings be held before the proposal is reviewed by six of the eight legislative committees.    [FULL  STORY]

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