Date: January 18, 2016
Taiwan’s first information and communications technology-enabled public
housing project was launched by the local government Jan. 15 in Nangang District of Taipei City.
The NT$2.67 billion (US$79.5 million) Dongming Public Housing complex comprises three 21-floor high-rises and a six-floor building on an 8,348-square-meter site in the southeastern district. Construction gets underway next month and is scheduled for completion by year-end 2018.
Leveraging the experience and expertise of collaborators Acer Group, Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. and Fortune Construction Co. Ltd., Dongming features an innovative turnkey ICT solution with pre-installed fiber-optic cables.
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je said he expects this public-private sector tie-up to serve as model for social housing development nationwide. “The project takes into consideration the disparate needs of housing justice, urban aesthetics and technological advances. [FULL STORY]