Radio Taiwan International
President Tsai Ing-wen was in Yunlin County, southern Taiwan on Sunday to inspect
flooding caused by torrential rain.
During her visit, she called for a comprehensive flood prevention plan to be implemented in stages. The president said the central government would provide oversight, with local governments offering assistance, in order to keep citizens and their property out of harm’s way.
After observing the flooding and listening to a report from officials on the ground, President Tsai spoke about the shortfalls of the current flood control plan. She said those would be dealt with in the government’s new Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program. [FULL STORY]