Taiwan’s Presidential Office Building to be hardened by addition of a ‘landscape fence’

Taiwan’s Presidential Office spokesman Alex Huang confirmed at a press conference on Monday that the Office of President has been planning to put up a “landscape fence” around the historic Presidential Office Building

Taiwan News 
Date: 2018/03/12
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Presidential Office spokesman Alex Huang (黃重

Taiwan’s Presidential Office Building in Taipei (By Wikimedia Commons)

諺) confirmed at a press conference on Monday that the Office of President has been planning to put up a “landscape fence” around the historic Presidential Office Building in downtown Taipei to ramp up its security measures,

He said the Office of President has adopted the recommendation of the country’s national security authority to erect a fence around the building and has taken references of the White House in Washington and the designs of head of state offices in several other countries to come up with the plans.

Prior to the spokesman’s confirmation, the Office of President sent a report to the country’s legislature in response to calls from national law makers across the party line to harden the historic Presidential Office Building after a military policeman guarding the building was wounded by a male civilian wielding a samurai sword on August 18, 2017.
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