Third runway at Taoyuan airport to be ready by 2025

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-06-11
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The third runway at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport should be ready by 67610782025, five years earlier than initially planned, Vice Premier Lin Hsi-yao said Saturday.

The statement came after a second day of discussions between ministers and President Tsai Ying-wen at her New Taipei City home in what has been dubbed the “Dragon Boat Festival salon” because it took place during the holiday.

Taiwan’s main international gateway faced a number of major construction projects, including a third terminal and a third runway, but the latter could be ready by 2025 or even earlier, instead of the originally scheduled deadline of 2030, Lin said.

During Saturday’s meetings, Transportation Minister Ho Chen Tan spent considerable time explaining his vision for the airport to the president, Lin said. Tsai voiced the opinion that problems with major construction projects should be resolved as soon as possible, and that quick progress could contribute to an improvement of the economy, according to Lin.     [FULL  STORY]

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