TRA launches Indonesian, Vietnamese language services

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-03-28

From Tuesday, volunteers are helping the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) offer Indonesian and Vietnamese language services at major western line stops. The services cater to Indonesian and Vietnamese workers on weekends.

The TRA’s deputy director-general, Ho Hsien-lin, said Tuesday that the office recruited 18 speakers of Indonesian and Vietnamese as volunteers in January.

Ho said, “Our new immigrants are very talented. Not only do they speak Taiwanese and Mandarin but they also speak English. Some speak Vietnamese and Indonesian. They often know four or more languages, quite extraordinary. I am quite moved when I see them at work. They don’t just offer service to immigrants. They are also very kind to our seniors. That was more than I had expected.”

With Taiwan hoping to see an increase in tourism from Southeast Asia, the TRA plans to provide Indonesian and Vietnamese announcements at more stations in the future. The administration also hopes to offer Thai language services.    [FULL  STORY]

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