Radio Taiwan International
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je says the city should treat the approach of Typhoon Nesat as a
test ahead of the upcoming Universiade Games.
Ko was speaking on Saturday. He also said that the approaching typhoon should be used as an opportunity to inspect for problems ahead of the games, with a focus on sporting venues.
This year’s Universiade games, the world games for university athletes, will take place in Taipei from August 18-30. Athletes from some 154 countries are set to arrive in Taiwan for the games. Ko said that there is a standard checklist for typhoons that he has used to direct local government agencies throughout his three years as mayor. However, he said that with the arrival of Typhoon Nesat ahead of the Universiade, this list can be altered. He also said that he will call a review meeting once the typhoon has passed.