Ma vows to boost intra-gov't communication
CNATAIPEI--President Ma Ying-jeou pledged yesterday to improve communication this year among the different branches of government to better facilitate implementation of government policies.
February 19, 2013, 12:02 am TWN
The issue was discussed in a meeting with Vice President Wu Den-yih, Premier Jiang Yi-huah and other Cabinet members a day earlier, according to Ma.
“After the discussion, all of us felt that it would be a very difficult task, but we're all confident” that it can be done, he said at a Chinese New Year gathering with staff of the Presidential Office.
He reiterated that the newly sworn-in Cabinet headed by Jiang “will do the best job possible” to boost Taiwan's economy, taking advantage of a time when the global economic situation is beginning to take a turn for the better.
At another Chinese New Year gathering with staff of his ruling Kuomintang, Ma said the economy remains the greatest challenge facing the new Cabinet.
This year, the government must vigorously push ahead with the Taoyuan aerotropolis project and “free economic demonstration zones” to stimulate economic growth, said Ma, who concurrently serves as KMT chairman.
Ma also expressed the hope that legislation crucial to the government's reform of Taiwan's deficit-laden pension programs will clear the Legislative Yuan soon.
Meanwhile, he proposed strengthening the existing mechanisms for cooperation between the government and the ruling party to smooth the interaction between the executive and legislative branches.
If necessary, task forces should be set to seek prompt solutions to specific problems, he said.