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Thursday, February 11, 2016
Rescue work continues as difficulty increases
Rescue personnel and firefighters are continuing the search for survivors of Saturday morning's earthquake, with as many as 94 people still unaccounted for.
The bombardment of questions from family members over the lunar holidays can be an anxiety-ridden social obligation to some, which psychiatrists have suggested could be better coped with through the help of a partner, according to the Central News Agency.
The government will pay NT$1 million (US$29,913) in "condolence money" to the families of each victim of a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that hit Southern Taiwan early on Feb. 6, Premier Simon Chang said on Wednesday.
A push by the government to develop recycled water is expected to create NT$150 billion (US$4.46 billion) worth of business opportunities in Taiwan by 2031, according to an estimate of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Taiwan has become the top choice among people in Palau as a medical transfer destination, according to Palau's ambassador to Taiwan, Dilmei Louisa Olkeriil.
Premier Simon Chang on Wednesday instructed government agencies to fly flags at half-mast next week to honor the victims of a deadly earthquake that rocked Southern Taiwan early in the morning of Feb. 6.
President Ma Ying-jeou on Wednesday expressed his gratitude to soldiers for their contributions to relief efforts after a strong earthquake hit Southern Taiwan early in the morning on Feb. 6.
A team from Taiwan won second place at Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie, or the Bakery World Cup, Tuesday with an assortment of bread that is flavored with popular Taiwanese fruits.
Condolences over the loss of lives in Tainan because of an earthquake continued to pour in Tuesday, with American professional tennis player Venus Williams and Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles sending their prayers to the bereaved families.
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen said during a visit to earthquake-struck Tainan on Monday that her administration will make safety checks of old buildings and urban renewal a top priority.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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