William Lai bids farewell, thanks Tainan residents

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 07, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) yesterday made a farewell speech at Tainan City

Tainan Mayor William Lai, front, who takes over as premier tomorrow, speaks at a news conference in Tainan yesterday as he made the final speech as mayor. Photo: Chiu Hao-tang, Taipei Times

Hall as he prepared to take up his new post as premier, announcing that Tainan City Government Secretary-General Lee Meng-yen (李孟諺) would serve as acting mayor for the next year.

The operations of the city government would continue as usual under the leadership of Lee, Lai said in his final report at city hall.

Lai said he would be able to serve more people when he takes up his new post as premier and that his love for Tainan would never change.

“I am forever indebted to Tainan residents for their support,” Lai said.

He said he was able to make great achievements in the southern city, with the support of his administrative team and residents, which earned him the recognition and trust of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文).    [FULL  STORY]

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