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Saturday, August 15, 2015
Citizens remove trees by themselves
People in suburban Taipei City had to remove fallen trees from the streets themselves yesterday, after waiting for help that had failed to come from the city government.
Results of a survey conducted by a local housing magazine show that housing prices in metropolitan Taipei in the past 27 years have increased more than fivefold, and that to buy a 150-square-meter apartment, a double-income family would have to spend the entire salary of both partners for 45 years.
The Maokong gondola, one of Taipei's major tourist attractions, will return to service Saturday morning after operations were suspended during Typhoon Soudelor, which swept through Taiwan last weekend.
Rabies has continued to spread in Taitung after a new case of the viral disease in an infected ferret badger was confirmed in the eastern county, animal disease control officials said yesterday.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
The Kaohsiung City Government has been accused of having illicit interactions with Japan Tobacco Inc. (JTI, 傑太日煙), whereby city officials funded trips to JTI facilities using tax dollars from tobacco surcharges, the John Tung Foundation said yesterday.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
The Taipei Water Department said Tuesday that it will not charge customers for three days of water after Typhoon Soudelor battered Taiwan on Saturday and disrupted water supplies.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Wulai cut off in wake of Soudelor
Typhoon Soudelor roared over Taiwan and devastated Wulai (烏來) with severe landslides, cutting the region off from the rest of Taiwan.
The section of the Alishan Forest Railway between Chiayi and Fenchihu is scheduled to return to normal on Wednesday as the line recovers from damage created by Typhoon Soudelor, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said Monday.
Friday, August 7, 2015
With the International Children's Games (ICG) being held in New Taipei City in 2016, New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) officially signed the agreement for hosting cities with the ICG President Torsten Rasch yesterday.
Taiwan's first light rail system, located in Kaohsiung, underwent an initial review Wednesday and is a step closer to a planned trial operation at the end of the month, according to city officials.
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