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DCSD to Hold Exhibition on 2017 Summer Universiade Validation Service  2017/12/14

DCSD to Hold Exhibition on 2017 Summer Universiade Validation Service

Between December 15 and January 31, the Department of Civil Servant Development (DCSD) will hold the “2017 Taipei Summer Universiade Validation File Application Exhibition” at the institute. The showcase consists of various ID passes and technology employed during the Universiade, including various Universiade ID cards, security stickers, and RFID microchips. Visitors will also have a chance to take their photo with Bravo – the mascot of the ......Full Text

Riverbank Floral Feast Kicks off at Guanshan Park  2017/12/14

Riverbank Floral Feast Kicks off at Guanshan Park

With 2017 drawing to a close, the Hydraulic Engineering Office (HEO) announced that Taipei’s riverbank parks will be ringing in the New Year with seas of flowers.Highlighting festive themes, HEO has arranged 140,000 plant pots to be planted at Gaunshan Riverbank Park, creating a vivid landscape characterized by curvy color belts in red, pink, and orange hues. The color combination also injects a tinge of warmth to the surroundings amidst the humi......Full Text

Traffic Control for 2017 Taipei Marathon  2017/12/13

Traffic Control for 2017 Taipei Marathon

With the 2017 Taipei Marathon taking place this Sunday (December 17), the city government announced that affected thoroughfares will be placed under traffic control between 5 AM and 1 PM on the day of the event.The route of the marathon are as follows: City Hall Road, Xinyi Road, Songzhi Road, Songgao Road, Yixian Road, Renai Road, Xinyi Road, Hangzhou South Road, Aiguo East/West Road, Zhonghua Road, Zhongxiao West Road, Chongqing South Road, Ket......Full Text

Taipei Becomes First Fair Trade City in Chinese World  2017/12/13

Taipei Becomes First Fair Trade City in Chinese World

At the witness of the organization’s president Tatsuya Watanabe, Mayor Ko Wen-je accepted the certificate from International Fair Trade Towns Steering Committee (IFTTSC) in a press event on December 12. This marked a milestone for Taipei, as it became the first fair trade city in the Chinese world.During his address, the mayor pointed out that fair trade was listed among the United Nations Millennium Development Goals in 2013. Currently, there ar......Full Text

Mayor: Taipei Welcomes Entrepreneurship with Open Arms  2017/12/12

Mayor: Taipei Welcomes Entrepreneurship with Open Arms

Mayor Ko Wen-je invited entrepreneurs to establish business in Taipei, pledging government support as he spoke to the crowd at the opening reception for the “Fastrack Creative and Innovation Center” on December 11. During his address, the mayor touted Taipei as Asia’s most democratic and open, as well as free and diverse metropolis. These values are the basic requirement to foster startup activity. The city is also a hub for financial indu......Full Text

Greater Gangqian Park Slated for Completion Next April  2017/12/12

Greater Gangqian Park Slated for Completion Next April

Deputy Mayor Charles Lin visited the site of Greater Gangqian Park to check on the progress of construction works on December 12. The facility, slated for completion in April of 2018, is expected to provide a large plot of greenery for residents and workers in the neighborhood of Neihu Technology Park. According to Lin, the park borders Jinmianshan to the north and Keelung River to the south. The park operates as a part of the urban greens ne......Full Text

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