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  • Labor minister unveils plan to save Taiwan’s pension system

    Discover how Taiwan’s government plans to secure the future of its labor insurance fund, with a NT$120 billion allocation to address financial shortfalls and ensure sustainability for millions of workers.
    2024/05/23 14:19
  • Vice President-elect champions local revitalization

    Vice President-elect Hsiao Bi-khim stresses the significance of local and international connections at the "2024 Global SDGs Two-Day International Forum (SDGs+City)" opening ceremony. She unveils the upcoming "Local Revitalization 3.0" plan to enhance local cooperation and innovation, emphasizing the resilience and forward-looking nature of Taiwan’s vitality. Hsiao highlights the government’s efforts to address challenges through the Local Revitalization National Strategic Plan and stresses the need for strategic fund allocation based on local needs to reinforce global ties.
    2024/03/28 14:50
  • Taiwan mulls subsidies to offset electricity price hike

    Taiwan’s Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua discusses ongoing discussions of the Electricity Pricing Working Group and potential budgetary subsidies amid pressure for an electricity price increase in April. The government seeks to balance the needs of citizens and enterprises as it navigates potential adjustments to electricity prices. Stay tuned for further updates on the final subsidy and price adjustment plan.
    2024/03/13 16:03
  • Tainan City takes swift action after sinkhole chaos

    Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-che vows to hold construction firms accountable for a sinkhole incident in the West Central District, ensuring city residents’ safety. The collapse, caused by a construction site road failure, led to a truck sinking into a 15x5x3-meter sinkhole and a crane arm falling, damaging traffic signs and buildings. The city government swiftly filled the hole with grout, resumed traffic, and imposed a fine on the negligent construction company. Huang Long Construction faces scrutiny for premature construction steps, prompting safety checks and an improvement plan before work can resume.
    2024/03/07 17:28
  • Taichung metro blue line plan approved

    The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has approved a comprehensive plan for the Taichung Metro Blue Line and a feasibility study for the Taiwan Railway’s coastline dual-track. The completion of the transit system is estimated to be in 10 years, costing NT$1615.14 billion, with NT$675.59 billion borne by the central government. The Blue Line will connect Taichung Port to the city center, serving as the city’s most crucial east-west axis. It will also connect with the Green Line to form a cross-axis network. An agreement on the deployment of the Blue Line’s Shalu Overpass section was reached by the MOTC and Taichung City Government. The completion of the Taichung Metro Blue Line and the Taichung Port rail line’s dual track system is expected to improve the Taichung area’s rail infrastructure and spur balanced development in urban, rural, and coastal regions.
    2024/01/30 12:43
  • KMT vows to uphold legislative integrity

    The Kuomintang (KMT) responds to proposals from the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) regarding future operations in the new legislature, promising to respect the opinions of the Legislative Yuan party groups. As the majority in parliament, the KMT pledges to provide vigorous oversight and advance the issues agreed upon in the cross-party meeting with the TPP on October 30th last year. Agreed matters include peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, resumption of cross-strait dialogue, environmental sustainability, national security, public health, and strengthening the legislature’s function under the existing constitutional system. The KMT emphasizes its unchanged vision for Taiwan’s future development. Additionally, they plan to scrutinize issues such as the controversy over the purchase contracts of the Medigen COVID-19 vaccine by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government. The KMT welcomes those with similar political ideals to join in preventing authoritarian one-party rule and ensuring democracy aligns with the public’s wishes.
    2024/01/16 15:10
  • DPP candidate outlines vision for expanding public housing

    DPP Presidential candidate Lai Ching-te proposes using 5% of land in New Taipei City’s Wen Tzu-tsun redevelopment area to build 10,000 public housing units, surpassing his KMT contender’s plan of 2,100 units. Lai suggests that if local officials are unable to implement his suggestions, they can sell the land back to the government for construction. He also aims to exceed the 200,000-unit goal set by President Tsai Ing-wen, with plans for over 130,000 additional units and an increase of 170,000 units through trustee management, ultimately reaching a 300,000-unit goal. Lai suggests that non-special municipalities offer 3% of land area for public housing, while special municipalities offer 5% during urban land redesignation or district expropriation.
    2023/12/26 22:09
  • Lan I-chen appointed as FJU’s new president

    Dr. Lan I-chen has been appointed as the new president of Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU), marking a new chapter for the institution. Lan’s appointment was authorized by the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education and is awaiting final approval from Taiwan’s Ministry of Education. As a seasoned scholar and administrator, Lan, 54, is expected to lead the century-old university towards an innovative future. Lan has proposed a five-point development plan for the FJU, known as G.R.A.C.E, which focuses on global positioning, student recruitment, international partnerships, collaboration with hospitals, academics, government, community, and industries, as well as entrepreneurship and charity involvement. These objectives aim to enhance the university’s international reputation, increase enrollment of both domestic and foreign students, and foster collaborations across various sectors for sustainable development. In response to Taiwan’s declining birthrate, Lan plans to establish overseas outposts in collaboration with Catholic universities to expand student intake while ensuring educational quality.
    2023/12/22 15:40
  • Taiwan Railway eyes fare hike in late 2023, awaits approval

    The Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) is considering a potential fare increase, with a plan to review the proposal in the first quarter of next year and a possible implementation in the latter half of the year if approved. The decision on fare adjustments will be made by the board of directors of the newly formed TRA company, which will be established on January 1. The board will determine the necessity, method, and extent of any price changes before submitting their proposal to the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC). Despite submitting several versions of fare increase proposals to the MOTC earlier this year, substantive discussions have not yet taken place. MOTC Minister Wang Kwo-tsai supports respecting the independent decisions of the company’s board of directors regarding fare adjustments. The transition to a company structure will decrease the direct impact of fare adjustments on TRA’s operations, and any losses incurred due to policy factors will be subsidized by the government under the provisions of corporatization. Former MOTC Minister Tan Ho-chen also supports increasing TRA’s ticket prices, arguing that it will help the railway understand its genuine operational costs and develop effective pricing strategies.
    2023/12/18 19:41
  • New Taipei City boosts sanitation workforce and bonuses

    The New Taipei City Environmental Protection Bureau plans to add 197 sanitation workers to its workforce in response to the heavy workload caused by the city’s vast jurisdiction. Currently, the sanitation team in New Taipei City consists of 5,298 staff members. City council member Huang Shu-chun emphasizes the need for increased staffing and highlights the improved work efficiency achieved through the use of GORE-TEX breathable raincoats in 2019. Director-General Cheng Ta-wei confirms plans to update the raincoats and increase staff numbers. The Ministry of Environment has also announced an increase in cleanliness and safety bonuses for sanitation workers employed by local governments. The cleanliness bonus cap will be raised from NT$8,000 to NT$10,000, and the safety bonus maximum will increase from NT$600 to NT$1,500, funded by local government budgets. These measures aim to improve the wellbeing of sanitation workers and maintain the cleanliness of the city.
    2023/12/12 21:25
  • Taiwan may benefit from Indonesia’s visa-free entry plan

    Taiwan is among the potential beneficiaries of Indonesia’s contemplation to offer visa-free entry for tourists from 20 major source countries, following the example set by Thailand. Indonesian Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, disclosed in an interview that the government is discussing the launch of a visa exemption policy to attract more tourists and boost local economic development. Currently, travelers, including short-term tourists, need to secure a visa to visit Indonesia, including the option of Visa on Arrival (VOA) at designated entry points. Taiwanese passport holders can apply for VOA at 15 airports across Indonesia, such as Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan, and Bali, allowing them to stay up to 30 days with a one-time extension option. Given Taiwan’s place within the top 20 sources of foreign tourists to Indonesia, there is a significant chance that it will be included in the visa exemption program. This move could simplify travel for Taiwanese citizens and deepen tourism-based interactions between the two nations.
    2023/12/09 17:09
  • KMT’s Hou Yu-ih pledges major fraud crackdown in Taiwan

    Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih and his running mate, Jaw Shaw-kong, have pledged to crack down on Taiwan’s rampant fraud industry. If elected, they plan to conduct a sweeping operation against fraud groups in their first year, aiming to reduce fraud cases to a third of the current number in the second year and cutting them by half in the third year. Hou, drawing on his past anti-fraud experience, criticizes the current government for its investment in a national anti-fraud team that has seen an increase in fraud cases and arrests. He advocates for stronger surveillance by the National Communications Commission (NCC) in telecom facilities and emphasizes the need for cooperation with mainland China. Hou aims to leverage the Organized Crime Prevention Act to produce tangible results in the fight against fraud by the fourth year of his presidency.
    2023/12/07 16:56
  • Premier Chen inspects Dongshi Wharf’s NT$175M upgrade

    Taiwan Premier Chen Chien-jen visited Dongshi Fisherman’s Wharf in Chiayi County to inspect the completion of the water environmental enhancement project. The project, which cost NT$175 million, was funded in part by the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program. Chen expressed hopes for the local oyster industry to establish a traceability system similar to Japan’s Seto Inland Sea oyster industry. Dongshi Fisherman’s Wharf is an important fishing port and tourist destination known for its oysters. The wharf faced challenges such as land subsidence and pier damage, but improvement measures proposed by Chiayi County Magistrate Weng Chang-liang received central government funding. The Fisheries Agency has allocated NT$2.068 billion for water environmental infrastructure projects across Taiwan, with Dongshi serving as an example.
    2023/11/25 17:14
  • Subsidy plan to aid 275,000 Taiwanese students

    Taiwan’s Premier Chen Chien-jen has approved a subsidy plan for university students, providing NT$5,000 per semester for on-campus students and NT$7,000 per semester for disadvantaged students. The plan, discussed in a joint meeting between the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of the Interior, will be implemented starting in February 2024. Originally, the plan called for monthly payments, but it was decided that a per-semester scheme would be more appropriate. The subsidies will be adjusted to a standard NT$5,000 per semester, with an additional NT$2,000 for disadvantaged students, and will become routine remittances. The cost of the plan is projected to be nearly NT$2.8 billion annually, paid from the Ministry of the Interior’s housing fund. Approximately 275,000 university students are expected to benefit from this plan, pending ratification at the upcoming Executive Yuan meeting. Premier Chen emphasized that the government is strategically committed to enhancing support and well-being for the nation’s university students.
    2023/11/19 15:54
  • NDC notes Taiwan’s breakthroughs in green energy transition

    The Taiwanese government is taking preemptive measures to achieve its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. Premier Chen Chien-jen highlights the importance of a talented workforce and enhanced research in guiding industries towards a green energy transition. The government is also focused on strengthening strategies and providing better services for domestic industries. The National Development Council is actively removing obstacles to land acquisition for overseas businesses returning to Taiwan. The Ministry of Economic Affairs has proposed a plan to increase water supply capacity and promote the use of reclaimed and desalinated water. Additionally, the MOEA is investing in renewable energy infrastructure, particularly in solar and offshore wind power, with the aim of establishing high-performance offshore wind ports.
    2023/11/16 21:21
  • Premier announces plans to increase salaries in healthcare

    The Taiwanese government plans to allocate at least NT$20 billion next year to raise the salaries of healthcare workers in response to recent protests by medical professionals. Premier Chen Chien-jen advocates for increased respect, appreciation, and compensation for frontline staff, stating that a health insurance system should not be built on the "sweat and tears" of healthcare professionals. Discussions are underway with President Tsai Ing-wen, National Health Insurance Administration Director-General Shih Chung-liang, and Health Minister Hsueh Jui-yuan on methods to enhance salaries through health insurance and public budget funds. The financial assistance will be directed at healthcare personnel excluding doctors, with specific details of the plan still under discussion. The Ministry of Health and Welfare has highlighted the global shortage of healthcare workers as a significant concern, and with COVID-19 still a threat, the government aims to increase healthcare investment and address the welfare of those on the medical frontline.
    2023/11/13 11:59
  • Government to boost clothing industry, says Lai Ching-te

    Vice President Lai Ching-te announces government’s plan to improve equipment and faculty at vocational schools to boost clothing industry. Also, free tuition for high school and vocational school students! #Education #IndustryDevelopment
    2023/11/08 16:58
  • KMT’s Hou Yu-ih vows to boost tourism in Taiwan

    KMT presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih unveils a bold plan to attract 18 million foreign tourists if elected as Taiwan’s next president. Hou believes that tourism is a reflection of national strength and aims to counter the economic recession by boosting the industry. His proposed policy includes a 15% increase in the budget to improve infrastructure, such as airports, ports, the High Speed Rail, and the Taiwan Railway. In response to a recent incident involving a Taiwanese tour group in Xinjiang, Hou criticizes the government for not lifting restrictions on group tours to China, leading to privately arranged travel groups.
    2023/10/31 13:30
  • Labor minister denies rumor of labor insurance bankruptcy

    The labor minister of Taiwan, Hsu Ming-chun, has assured the public that the government-backed labor insurance will not face bankruptcy. Hsu emphasized that the government will continue to allocate supplementary funds to prevent this outcome. Concerns had arisen due to the growing imbalance between the number of pension recipients and payees, with predictions of bankruptcy by 2028. However, Hsu pointed out that the government has been providing supplementary pension funds for the past four years and assured that this plan will be maintained. She also stated that the government’s supplementary labor insurance provisions are considered part of administrative expenditures. While there are currently no provisions in place for additional government funds, Hsu suggested that it could be implemented if approved.
    2023/10/25 17:58
  • Government approves financial boost for night shift nurses

    The Executive Yuan has approved a plan to provide financial support to night and graveyard shift nurses in Taiwan. The subsidies for different shifts will range from NT$400 to NT$600 for "night shifts" and NT$600 to NT$1,000 for "graveyard shifts."
    2023/09/28 18:15
  • Mayor Chiang Wan-an reviews Taipei’s flood control plan

    Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-an attended a Municipal Administrative Meeting on Tuesday, (Sept. 5). During the pre-meeting press interview, Chiang addressed questions regarding flooding issues in Taipei and requested budget allocations from the central government.
    2023/09/05 17:20
  • New Taipei aiming to improve pedestrian safety

    The New Taipei City Government has devised a comprehensive plan to help create a pedestrian-friendly and inclusive society to reduceccidents and promote safety.
    2023/06/16 17:08
  • Costco offers compensation plan for contaminated berries

    Costco issued on Thursday (May 11) a response to the request from the Kaohsiung government regarding a compensation plan for the Hepatitis A-contaminated berries.
    2023/05/12 20:25
  • New Taipei to invest NT$800M in bilingual education

     The New Taipei City Government has announced a four-year plan to invest NT$800 million in education. 
    2023/03/23 17:00
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