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

TCRC 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

Mayor Takes Part in Promotion of Animal-friendly Spaces  2016/8/24

Mayor Takes Part in Promotion of Animal-friendly Spaces

Mayor Ko Wen-je attended the press conference for the 2016 Animal-friendly Spaces Promotion Project on August 23. During his speech at the press conference, Ko noted that in order for Taipei to become an animal-friendly city, pet owners must contribute to the effort in addition to policy-planning on the part of the public sector. The mayor explained that the city government has plans to promote sticker labels identifying animal-friendly sp......Full Text

2016 Twin City Forum Kicks-off in Taipei  2016/8/24

2016 Twin City Forum Kicks-off in Taipei

On August 23, Mayor Ko Wen-je attended the evening banquet at city hall to welcome the representatives from Shanghai and guests attending the 2016 Twin City Forum. During his address, the mayor noted that cross-strait exchange is a positive thing. He knows that Shanghai mayor representative Sha Hailin stopped by Taipei City Hospital earlier in the day. He pointed out that medical care is one of the strengths of Taiwan – especially the Nationa......Full Text

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