Taiwan to quake-proof old buildings under Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Plan
By: Judy Lin,Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s inclusion of strengthening quake resilience of old
buildings in public markets as part of the government’s Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Plan (前瞻計畫) has gone under the media radar recently, according to a Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) statement.
Controversial rail infrastructure, water environment and green energy budget proposals under the development plan have been thrown under the media limelight, but little has been covered about fortifying the quake resilience structure of old buildings in public markets.
The Tsai Administration intends to allocate NT$1.5 billion (US$49.93 million) to improve quake resilience structures in old public markets and buildings from 2017 to 2020, and enforce local governments to test, maintain, and fortify quake-proof architectural structures. [FULL STORY]