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Tianmu Baseball Stadium Revamped for 2017 Universiade  2017/2/21

Tianmu Baseball Stadium Revamped for 2017 Universiade

Mayor Ko Wen-je attended the press event for the completion of the Tianmu Baseball Stadium’s overhaul on February 21. Ko noted that the 2017 Summer Universiade will take place at 60 stadiums and arenas across five municipalities, including Taipei City, New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu County, and Hsinchu City. Construction for the venues are slated for completion by the end of April. The mayor pointed out that Tianmu Baseball Stad......Full Text

City to Roll out Smart Payment Platform  2017/2/21

City to Roll out Smart Payment Platform

With a growing interest in mobile payments, Department of Information Technology (TPEDOIT) announced on February 18 that the city government will launch the smart payment platform “pay.taipei” in the first quarter of 2017 in collaboration with eight industry players. The eight businesses involved in the project are GAMA PAY, JKOS.COM, iapppay, Pi Wallet, allPay, ezPay, Taishin International Bank, and E.SUN Bank. Neweb Technologies is responsib......Full Text

Mayor Serves as One-Day Community Doctor  2017/2/20

Mayor Serves as One-Day Community Doctor

On February 18, Mayor Ko Wen-je assumed the role of a one-day community doctor when he visited a group of solitary and disadvantaged seniors to learn about their health conditions, needs, and difficulties they encounter. According to Ko, people aged 65 or over account for 410,000 of Taipei’s total population. An estimated 12.7% of them are incapacitated, approximately 52,000 people. He noted that not every elder person has access to the rich ......Full Text

Enjoy Cherry Blossoms Nighttime Illumination at Lehuo Park  2017/2/20

Enjoy Cherry Blossoms Nighttime Illumination at Lehuo Park

The cherry blossoms at Lehuo Park have come to full bloom after the Lantern Festival! According to Parks and Street Lights Office (PSLO), the Lehuo Cherry Blossom Walkway has become an important site in Taipei to enjoy the blooming flowers. The walkway established under the joint efforts of the local borough chief and Neigou River Beautifying Association, PSLO provided additional support by installing 32 street lights in the area to illuminat......Full Text

Urban Farm Installation Subsidy Application to Expire March 1  2017/2/18

Urban Farm Installation Subsidy Application to Expire March 1

Parks and Street Lights Office (PSLO) announced that application for the City’s “Urban Farm Installation Subsidy Program” this year will expire on March 1. At least five teams will be selected to receive the government’s assistance and subsidies for the implementation of their proposals. According to PSLO Director Huang Li-yuan, the Farm City campaign aims to raise awareness on environmental sustainability, food and agriculture education, human-n......Full Text

Mayor Presides over Press Conference for Taipei Energy Hill  2017/2/18

Mayor Presides over Press Conference for Taipei Energy Hill

On February 17, Mayor Ko Wen-je presided over the press conference for the inauguration of Taipei Energy Hill. He noted that a nuclear-free homeland is a vision, but must not remain a slogan and needs to be implemented and realized. The mayor noted that Taipei Energy Hill used to be a landfill comprising 3 hectares. With 8,000 solar power panels installed over a 3-month period starting September last year, the facility began power generation ......Full Text

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