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Mercuries Life breaks ground on Taichung office building

After 22 months of careful review and planning, Mercuries Life Insurance on Sept. 25 broke ground for its second office building that is expected to be completed in April 2015.

The building has five underground floors and 16 above-ground floors, with total floor area of some 10,000 ping (each ping is 3.3 square meters). It is located at the intersection of Wenxin Road Section One and Dadun Seventh Street in Taichung City and will serve as Mercuries Life Insurance's Central Taiwan base, from which quality, outstanding insurance services will be provided for central Taiwan residents.

Chen Hsiang-li, chairman of the Mercuries Group, said during his remarks: “With operation of over 20 years, Mercuries Life Insurance has created a new milestone by building a Taichung head office, which represents the fruition of our hard work in Central Taiwan and will provide comprehensive and complete services for local residents.”

Liu Chung-hsing, chairman of Mercuries Life Insurance, touted the building's eco-friendly features. “The property is designed and constructed from a green perspective and hopes to provide the most comfortable working environment for employees, whose competitiveness can be raised,” he said.

The building is as green as it is strong, capable of withstanding over 6.0-magnitude earthquakes, he added.

Among the VIP guests at the groundbreaking ceremony was Lawmaker Lu Hsiu-yen, who said: “Mercuries Life Insurance has been rated as one of the most excellent and outstanding insurance firms during my term as member of the Legislative Yuan's Finance Committee. I feel honored to be invited to this event.”

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