Monday, March 10, 2014
Despite the fact that the central government does not have a budget for affordable housing construction, local governments may construct that type of housing for its residents by build-operate-transfer (BOT) projects or by raising the construction budget, Interior Deputy Minister Hsiao Chia-chi (蕭家淇) said yesterday.
The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Sunday afternoon held its first debate for candidates seeking to represent the party in the race for Taipei mayor later this year.
Transportation Minister Yeh Kuang-shih and National Development Council Minister Kuan Chung-ming admitted Sunday they were poor at communicating with the media amid calls by the head of the Cabinet for agency chiefs to communicate better.
Several labor groups, including Migrants Empowerment Network in Taiwan, held a press conference at the Ministry of Labor yesterday, where they argued that workers employed in the homecare and nursing sector should enjoy the minimum wage protection afforded to other labor forces.
Effective today, prices of diesel declined by NT$0.2, while prices of gasoline remained the same, according to domestic oil refineries.
A group of mostly Japanese students braved drizzling rain Sunday to stage an event in New Taipei to thank Taiwan for its relief assistance in the wake of a magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011.
HTC Corp. took part in a local job fair on Sunday to find more young employees who can help the Taiwanese smartphone maker strengthen its lineup of 4G-enabled handsets.
Taiwan plays a very important role in developing the Facebook Inc.-led Open Compute Project (OCP), an initiative aimed at openly sharing designs of data center products, experts said.
Lin Wuu-long, the former head of enterprise management research at the United Nations, said Taiwan's move to treat joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as a top priority makes sense.