BUZZING:To avoid making the same mistakes and building ‘mosquito halls,’ the National Development Council is to plan a reward and punishment system
Date: Apr 09, 2017
By: Lee Hsin-fang and William Hetherington / Staff reporter, with staff writer
A reward system to encourage officials involved in the Forward-looking Infrastructure Construction Project is to be implemented, the Executive Yuan said yesterday.
The NT$880 billion (US$28.76 billion) project focuses on “renewable” energy, natural resources, railways, digital infrastructure and urban and rural development.
Former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) during his second term introduced a four-year, NT$500 billion “i-Taiwan 12 infrastructure package” aimed at increasing public construction.
However, idle public facilities — colloquially known as “mosquito halls” because the empty buildings often turned into breeding grounds for mosquitoes — have been criticized as a waste of space and resources. [FULL STORY]