By Ku Chuan and Ko Lin
Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) The upcoming Universiade in Taipei is likely to spur NT$11.9
billion (US$393.5 million) in economic benefits in Taiwan over a two-week period, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said Thursday.
In a Cabinet meeting held to discuss matters related to the Universiade, the MOE reported that some 15,000 jobs had already been created in the run up to the 2017 university games.
Many of those jobs were in the area of construction as the venues for the Universiade were being built or renovated, the ministry said.
In addition, consumer spending is projected to increase by at least NT$3 billion during the Aug. 19-30 games, the MOE said. [FULL STORY]