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2016 Special Force World Championship Takes Place in Taipei  2016/8/29

2016 Special Force World Championship Takes Place in Taipei

Mayor Ko Wen-je attended the opening ceremony of the 2016 Special Force World Championship in Taipei on August 27. In his address, the mayor noted that as the chief administration officer of the host city, he is here to express his support and encouragement for the event. He noted that a rough estimate indicates that there are over 7.5 million gamekrs in Taipei, which establishes a concrete market in this area. Also, from the perspective of......Full Text

First Street Light with battery Charger Installed at Daan Forest Park  2016/8/29

First Street Light with battery Charger Installed at Daan Forest Park

Visitors at Daan Forest Park will probably recognize a newly installed street light powered by wind and solar energy located behind the audience seating at the outdoor concert area. The facility also boasts two sets of USB connection interface, allowing the public to charge their mobile devices while relaxing at the park. According to the Public Works Department, it will encourage contracted firms to develop different types of battery chargers......Full Text

TCAP to Open Mondays August 29 through December 31  2016/8/26

TCAP to Open Mondays August 29 through December 31

With the end of summer vacations in sight, Taipei Children’s Amusement Park (TCAP) announced that it will remain open on Mondays between August 29 and December 31. According to Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC), the policy of opening TCAP on Mondays during the summer vacation received widespread acclaim from the public. Therefore, the agency decided to continue the policy through December 31. It also reminded the public that there is fre......Full Text

Deputy Mayor Visits Rooftop Garden  2016/8/26

Deputy Mayor Visits Rooftop Garden

The implementation of the Garden City Project has received widespread acclaim from the public. On August 24, Deputy Mayor Lin Chin-rong led a delegation on a visit to a local rooftop garden to inspect the achievements of the City’s policy. With record-high temperatures engulfing the city throughout this summer, the garden city project helps to increase the area of greens across the city, offering a possible approach towards assuaging the summe......Full Text

Dialogue between Mayor, Nobel Peace Prize Winner on Education, Medical Care for the Poor  2016/8/25

Dialogue between Mayor, Nobel Peace Prize Winner on Education, Medical Care for the Poor

Mayor Ko Wen-je discussed the issue of poverty with Garmeen Bank Founder and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus during a symposium at the Social Business East Asian Conference 2016 on August 24. During their conversation, the mayor expressed his gratitude to Yunus for his analysis. He noted that professor Yunus is both a scholar and an action-taker to help people escape poverty, helping him win the Nobel Peace Prize. Taipei City Governmen......Full Text

DOIT Honors Winners of TCG Open Data Application Contest  2016/8/25

DOIT Honors Winners of TCG Open Data Application Contest

Attracting 650 talented programmers from Taiwan and abroad, the 2016 Hack NTU concluded on August 21. The hackathon event is jointly organized by HackNTU, Taidah Entrepreneurship Center, and the D-school@NTU. The Department of Information Technology (DOIT) is also one of the event’s co-organizers. In the interest of promoting the open data policy of Taipei City Government, DOIT set up the “Taipei City Government Open Data Innovative Applicatio......Full Text

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