Tourism, DGH bosses offer to resign

ACCIDENT AFTERMATH:Chou Yung-hui and Chen Yen-po were only named to their posts in August last year, but have said they are willing to accept responsibility and quit

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 20, 2017
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter

The heads of the Tourism Bureau and the Directorate-General of Highways (DGH) have

Directorate-General of Highways Director-General Chen Yen-po speaks in an undated photograph. Photo: CNA

offered their verbal resignations to take responsibility for a deadly tour bus accident that occurred one week ago today, but Minister of Transportation and Communications Hochen Tan (賀陳旦) has not accepted the resignations, a senior official said yesterday.

Tourism Bureau Director-General Chou Yung-hui (周永暉) and DGH Director-General Chen Yen-po (陳彥伯) have indicated that they want to take full responsibility for the accident that killed 33 people and injured 11, would accept any punishment handed down to them and are planning to submit their written resignations soon, Ministry of Transportation and Communications Deputy Director Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) said.

Chen, a highway and railway management veteran, became the head of the Directorate-General of Highways in August last year after leading the National Freeway Bureau for several years.   [FULL  STORY]

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