The China Post
Date: April 18, 2017
By: James Lo
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Local government chiefs clashed at a public hearing on the Executive
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.