By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je promised that the government will come up with a concrete plan within the next four years to help improve the city’s air quality, reports said Sunday.
“It’s frustrating that our children today have to be wary of partaking in any outdoor activities due to air pollution,” Ko said.
During an inaugural photography exhibition centered on Changhua County’s Taisi Village, the mayor said his administration will work closely with the central Taiwanese county in a combined effort to curb air pollution.
Residents in Taisi, who have long been affected by poor air quality as a result of the pollutants spewing out of Formosa Petrochemical Corp’s sixth naphtha cracker plant in surrounding Yunlin County, urged the government to exert pressure on the facility to reduce its emissions by asking it to stop burning petroleum coke and coal. [FULL STORY]