Radio nTaiwan International
The mayors of Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung, and Taichung along with the head of Chiayi County are all slated to attend a public hearing on the government’s railway infrastructure plan.
The hearing will be co-hosted by six special legislative committees, including the committees in charge of economic development and transportation.
The moderator of the meeting, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker Gao Jyh-Peng, says funding for railway construction, set at NT$ 400 billion (US$ 13.2), accounts for half the budget for the government’s infrastructure plan.
Gao said he is glad to see the heads of Taiwan’s local governments working to help secure the budget for the railway plan. [FULL STORY]