Ko examines alternatives to ‘random’ flood relief

SUBSIDIES?As Taipei sought to find out which districts are most flood-prone, the city also began considering subsidies for flood control measures

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 03, 2015
By: Abraham Gerber  /  Staff reporter

Taipei will consider subsidizing private land owners who adopt flood prevention OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAmeasures, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday.

“I do not approve of giving out money every time there is a flood because it does not solve the problem,” Ko said.

He made his remarks before listening to a report on new flood control measures planned for the Wenshan District (文山), which saw flooding twice last month.     [FULL  STORY]

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