By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taipei (Taiwan News)–Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je presided over the ground-breaking
ceremony on the weekend for two sections of MRT Wanda–Zhonghe–Shulin Line.
During his speech, the mayor noted that the start of works at these two sites symbolizes that construction of Taipei’s portion of the new MRT line is underway.
According to Ko, the most important factor of the revitalization project for Zhongzheng and Wanhua districts is the MRT Wanda Line. He repeated the difficulties cited by the Department of Rapid Transit Systems (DORTS) on building a new line through the older section of the city – narrow roads, crowded pipeline networks, and historical sites, to name a few. Constructions will have to proceed carefully, striking a balance between the schedule and preservation of historical sites. [FULL STORY]