Taichung City Government has promised to raise and appropriate NT$400 million to host the festival
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taichung City and Hsinchu City have been selected as the Taiwan Lantern Festival sites for 2020 and 2021, respectively, Taiwan Tourism Bureau said in a news release on Jan. 31.
The bureau said the decision was made by a selection committee.
Taichung City Government has planned to hold the 2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival at Houli Horse Ranch, Fengyuan Huludun Park, and Taichung Central Park. Most of the festival venues will use the “2018 Taichung World Flora Expo” site.
Taichung City Government has promised to raise and appropriate NT$400 million (about US$13.5 million) to host the festival, which is much higher than what other bidding counties and cities had to offer, the Tourism Bureau said. [FULL STORY]