By: Tai Ya-chen and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Oct. 26 (CNA) Taiwan’s government has decided to equip all public places and government offices around the country that provide iTaiwan free online services with mobile phone charging stations by the end of the year as part of its convenience-for-people initiative.
The decision to provide the free charging services was made during a joint meeting of government agencies concerned hosted by Vice Premier Chang San-cheng (張善政) after a lawmaker asked the Executive Yuan last week to set up 10,000 charging stations countrywide.
National Development Council senior analyst Hsu Chia-lin (徐嘉臨) said the government plans to establish mobile phone charging stations in three stages.
The first focuses on installing stations in public places with government-built hotspots for free wireless Internet services, known as iTaiwan.