By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The section of Yung Ta Road, which was blocked by the collapsed Weiguan Jinlong building after the Feb. 6 earthquake, was reopened to traffic at 3 a.m. on Monday morning after rescue efforts were concluded.
Tainan City Mayor Williams Lai went to the collapse site on Monday to inspect the progress of the restoration of the site.
In a briefing, Wu Chong-rong, director of Tainan Public Works Bureau, said Yung Ta Road, which is a main road in Tainan’s Yongkang district, has been repaved and reopened to traffic.
Taiwan Water Corporation will also begin inspecting the site in preparation for repair of the water pipes in this area, he added.
Lai said the city government has set up a project office for the relief of the Feb. 6 earthquake, and he will lead inter-departmental efforts to seek assistance from the central government. [FULL STORY]