Local gov’t heads clash over infrastructure plan

The China Post
Date: April 18, 2017
By: James Lo

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Local government chiefs clashed at a public hearing on the Executive

Parts of the Taichung Metro line is seen is the archive aerial shot. Taichung City Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) attended the 4th public hearing for the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Plan yesterday, aiming to secure the budgets for Taichung and its surrounding counties so that the area may continue to develop solid infrastructure such as the MRT line. (CNA)

Yuan’s eight-year, NT$880 billion infrastructure plan, with Kuomintang (KMT) representatives accusing the Cabinet of favoritism toward the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

The fourth hearing on the “Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Plan” was attended by New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫), Kaohsiung City Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊), Taichung City Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍), Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) and Keelung City Mayor Lin Yu-chang (林右昌).

Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) and Hsinchu Mayor Lin Chih-chien (林智堅) declined to attend, sending deputy mayors in their stead.

The KMT’s Chu criticized the fact that funding for only a few of New Taipei City’s proposed infrastructure budgets had been approved by the central government.

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