Ko denies deal with Eric Chu to win public funds

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 16, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), yesterday rejected a New Taipei City Government

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, center, right, yesterday participates in an international carnival in front of Taipei City Hall organized by a Taipei Universiade support group. Photo: Fang
Pin-chao, Taipei Times

press release asserting that he had reached a consensus with New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) on “working together” to attract funds earmarked for the central government’s Forward-looking Infrastructure Construction Project.

The New Taipei City Government yesterday issued a press release saying the two municipalities had arrived at an agreement to jointly request financing for three New Taipei City-led Mass Rapid Transit System (MRT) metropolitan railway construction projects following a meeting on Friday between New Taipei City Deputy Mayor Yeh Hui-ching (葉惠青) and Taipei Deputy Mayor Teng Chia-chi (鄧家基).

The MRT construction projects for which the two municipalities have agreed to submit joint budget requests are a line from New Taipei City’s Shijhih District (汐止) to Taipei’s Minsheng District (民生), stage two construction of the Wanda line and a circular line, New Taipei City said.    [FULL  STORY]

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