New Taipei City mayor asks Tsai for more funds

CHALLENGE: The second phase of the Wanda MRT line would be entirely within the city’s limits, but the city receives less funding than other special municipalities

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 13, 2019
By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) yesterday asked the central government for more funding for

From third left, Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung, President Tsai Ing-wen, New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi and other officials hold signs with MRT line names on them at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: George Tsorng, Taipei Times

the city’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) projects.

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) were in New Taipei City to hear a briefing on the Wanda MRT Line’s second phase, for which construction is to begin in 2021.

The first phase of the project was launched in 2017 and is expected to be completed by 2025.

When completed, the Wanda line would connect Taipei’s Wanhua District (萬華) with New Taipei City’s Yonghe (永和), Jhonghe (中和) and Shulin (樹林) districts.    [FULL  STORY]

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