By: Lin Chang-hsun and Flor Wang
Taipei, Nov. 12 (CNA) The New Taipei mayoral candidates from the the
Kuomintang (KMT) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) shared the same stage for the first platform presentation Monday, during which they promoted their respective visions for the city ahead of the Nov. 24 local government elections.
Speaking at the political platform presentation organized by the Central Election Commission, Hou You-yi (侯友宜) from the KMT, a police officer-turned politician who is the incumbent deputy mayor, said he has dedicated himself to building a better New Taipei since assuming the post in 2011.
If elected, Hou said he will continue working toward that goal and build on the foundation already established.
Vowing to complete the city’s 209.81-kilometer metro system that will ultimately connect 174 stations, the KMT candidate said he will work to improve the livelihoods of New Taipei residents by renewing flood defenses, advancing social welfare programs and strengthening social order. [FULL STORY]