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Mayor Meets SHC Delegation

In the afternoon of March 28, Mayor Ko Wen-je met with a visiting delegation of Seoul Housing & Communities Corporation (SHC) led by CEO Kim Seiyong. During the meeting, the two exchanged views on public housing policies and practices.
For nearly 30 years since its establishment by Seoul Metropolitan Government, SHC has come a long way in the construction and management of public housing. Mayor Ko commented that SHC has set an example of good practice in public housing that Taipei can emulate.
Mayor Meets SHC DelegationHe recalled his stay in a public housing unit in Seoul as impressive during his visit in 2015. After his return from Seoul, both Taipei and Seoul dispatched delegations to each other for further learning exchange.
Ko noted that with 32 public housing sites currently under construction, Taipei will be able to offer 12,000 rental units upon completion of these construction projects. He stressed the four goals that the city’s public housing policy is meant to achieve: housing justice, urban aesthetics, development of smart city industry, and introduction of new social modes. There’s more to affordable housing, said the mayor.
The SHC delegation is visiting Taipei to attend 2018 Smart City Summit and Expo, while also renewing a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Urban Development for continued partnership.