Senior officials from Taichung, Changhua and Nantou convened in Taichung yesterday for the first time in an inter-party meeting, aiming to discuss safety concerns and promote cross-county collaboration in handling the recent H5 bird flu epidemic. The two magistrates and one mayor also announced a plan for a joint tourism market strategy between the three local governments.
Taichung City Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) stated yesterday morning that after the city's BRT bus system goes through several trial runs conducted by specialists, a poll will be drafted at the end of March to determine if the bus system will remain in place.
Many citizens yesterday expressed support for keeping Taichung's much-criticized bus rapid transit (BRT) system during a public forum the city's transport authorities held yesterday.2 Comments
Following a shooting involving the police outside Taichung Airport, the suspect was reported dead after being rushed to the hospital yesterday afternoon.2 Comments
The mayor of Taichung has temporarily pulled the plug on the ambitious Taiwan Tower project in the central city, citing concerns over safety and the ballooning of its NT$8 billion (US$253 million) to NT$15 billion.
The new mayor of Taichung said Tuesday that the central city's landmark opera house will not reopen to the public until a formal inauguration in early 2016.
Officials from Taichung and neighboring county governments on Friday promoted various package tours to Central Taiwan coinciding with the upcoming Taiwan Lantern Festival, hoping to attract more visitors to the region.
Animal welfare activists said yesterday there is a wide discrepancy between the official government census and their own count of Taiwan venues featuring animal shows.
The injured hippo that has held the attention of many in Taiwan was pronounced dead yesterday morning by veterinarians, and its recreational farm owners were fined NT$500,000 and may face up to a year behind bars.2 Comments
The inauguration of the National Taichung Theater in November was the most important arts and culture news story of 2014, according to an annual poll.