By: Chang Jung-hsiang, Lilian Wu and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, April 10 (CNA) Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said Sunday that the full amount of NT$4 billion (US$123.3 million) in donations received by the city government after a deadly earthquake in February will be put toward the relief and recovery efforts in the city.
In a briefing on the city government’s post-disaster work, Lai said all of the money will be used to help the quake survivors rebuild their homes and to provide relief for those affected.
There will be no diversion of funds for other purposes such as building bridges, roads or museums, he told the owners of housing units in the 17-story Weiguan Jinlong apartment complex that collapsed in the Feb. 6 earthquake.
The briefing was attended by representatives of the 107 households that had ownership rights to the apartment complex. [FULL STORY]