New Taipei mayor flies to Singapore to give speech
CNATAIPEI, Taiwan -- New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu left Taiwan Wednesday for a private visit to Singapore, where he has been invited to deliver two speeches about his urban administration experiences.
October 17, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
The itinerary was not made public because the visit is private in nature, the city government said, noting that during his stay, the mayor will visit friends in the city-state.
Chu will attend a joint Singapore-Malaysia Eisenhower Foundation Conference on Oct. 17, in which he will recount stories of New Taipei's urban development and share his experiences of living in a metropolis, the city government said.
As both Singapore and Taiwan are faced with an aging society, Chu will also explain his experiences of establishing public child-care centers in unused public spaces as a means of encouraging people to have babies, the city government added.
On Oct. 18, Chu will deliver a speech on his urban administration policies at the Ministry of National Development at the invitation of the ministry's division, the Centre for Liveable Cities, which is devoted to promoting city-to-city exchanges and experience sharing, according to the city government.
Chu is scheduled to return to Taiwan Oct. 19.