Radio Taiwan International
The Taipei City Government has announced a month-long cleanup campaign in the run-up to the
Summer Universiade games.
The world games for university athletes will take place in Taipei from August 18-30. This year’s summer games are expected to bring athletes from over 150 countries to Taipei.
The cleanup campaign leading up to the games will last from July 12 to August 11. It will involve both teams of cleaning staff and volunteers in charge of maintaining cleanliness. They will be in charge of cleaning competition venues, tourist sites, transport facilities, and major thoroughfares through the city.
During an event Saturday where cleaning staff were ceremonially “sworn in”, Deputy Taipei Mayor Deng Chia-chi said that the Environmental Protection Administration lists Taipei as Taiwan’s cleanest city. Deng said the cleaning efforts will allow the world to see Taipei at its best and make the city’s residents proud. [FULL STORY]