By: Jalen Chung and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Nov. 15 (CNA) A beam-raising ceremony to mark the completion of the structural frames for a cancer hospital was held Sunday at the Gongguan branch of National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) in Taipei.
The ceremony was presided over by Terry Gou (郭台銘), chairman of the Foxconn Group, in his capacity as founder of Yong Lin Health Care Foundation — the major donor for the hospital’s construction — and NTU President Yang Pan-chyr (楊泮池).
At at ceremony, Yang thanked Gou for the largest-ever donation he has made to NTU, and expressed his confidence that construction of the hospital will be completed and will start providing services on a trial basis in 2018 as scheduled, to become the best cancer hospital in the Chinese world and a global top-tier cancer treatment institute.
In response, Gou said that with two-thirds of the construction work having been completed, he will increase his donation if needed and if doing so would accelerate the construction work. [FULL STORY]