Migrant workers to serve as MRT volunteers on New Year’s Eve

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/12/30
By: Joseph Yeh 

Taipei, Dec. 30 (CNA) Migrant workers will serve for the first time as crowd-managing volunteers on Taipei’s MRT system during New Year’s Eve festivities to be held Monday.

Twelve migrant workers — six Indonesians and six Vietnamese who speak fluent Mandarin — will serve as volunteers at Taipei Main Station and the Taipei City Hall and Taipei 101 stations late Monday to help manage crowds, Global Workers’ Organization in Taiwan secretary-general Karen Hsu (徐瑞希) told CNA on Sunday.

The 12 underwent training at Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC), which runs the Taipei MRT, on Sunday afternoon to prepare for the big day.

TRTC assistant engineer Chang Li-wei (張立偉), who was responsible for the training, told CNA the three stations were chosen because they were expected to attract the largest crowds of people heading home after the New Year’s Eve festivities.    [FULL  STORY]

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