TRA to introduce Indonesian, Vietnamese broadcasts from April
Mar 28, 2017AthleticComments Off on TRA to introduce Indonesian, Vietnamese broadcasts from April
Taipei--Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) said on Tuesday that it will introduce platform broadcasts in Indonesian and Vietnamese in nine train stations across Taiwan starting on April 1, as part of efforts to create a more friendly environment for new immigrants and migrant workers.
The stations are Taipei, Banqiao in New Taipei, Taoyuan, Chungli, Taichung, Changhua, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Pingtung.
The new platform announcements were pre-recorded by foreign spouses from Indonesia and Vietnam with the help of Kuomintang Legislator Lin Li-chan (???), an ethnic Chinese from Cambodia, according to the TRA.
As of the end of 2016, there were 624,758 migrant workers in Taiwan, of which 245,180 were from Indonesia, according to the Ministry of Labor.
Since February, the TRA has hired 18 new immigrants from Indonesia and Vietnam to work part-time at service counters in the nine stations on weekends.
TRA Deputy Director-General Ho Hsien-lin (???) on Tuesday praised their contribution.
Because some of the new immigrants also speak Taiwanese or English, they can not only help Indonesian and Vietnamese nationals but also locals and other foreign travelers, Ho said.
If the results are good, the TRA will consider adding a Thai service and expanding the service to other stations, he said.