Jul 09, 2017 Business & Finance Comments Off on Tsai pushes water management message
President Tsai Ing-wen has sought to impress upon the public the importance of water management. The issue forms a major part of the government's so-called forward-looking infrastructure plan.
On Sunday, the president posted on her Facebook page about the government's water management project, with the message "take care of water, take care of your family."
The post said that Taiwan receives abundant rainfall every year, from the "plum rains" in spring to typhoons in late summer and autumn. Excess of rain can be a problem, bringing the danger of flooding and landslides. But at other times the country has problems of water shortages. Siltation in the country's reservoirs is also a serious issue, the post said.
The Cabinet will meet on Monday to discuss the budget for the first phase of the infrastructure plan. It is expected that the Cabinet will set a budget in excess of NT$100 billion (US$3.3 billion) for now until the end of next year. Water management could account for NT$20.7 billion (US$675 million) of that amount.
The government's infrastructure plan also covers the national rail network, green energy, urban/rural development, food safety and training talent in key professions, among other areas.
Source: Radio Taiwan International
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