By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Land Development Corporation Chairman Chiu Fu-sheng has expressed an interest in the troubled Taipei Dome project, reports said Tuesday.
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je said Monday that if no agreement was reached with the current developer, Farglory Group, within three months, the city would end its contract with the company.
Work on the complex, which is dominated by a 40,000-seat stadium, was ordered halted by the city last year amid concerns about safety and financial issues. Amid the disputes, it is still not clear whether work will eventually continue or if the Taipei Dome will face demolition.
TLDC said Tuesday that Chiu found it hard to believe that the complex was just lying there, while the capital needed an extra sports stadium.
However, at a news conference later in the day, Chiu said he was mostly interested in helping the project move ahead, rather than in taking control with TLDC. [FULL STORY]