Ko Bills Nangang New Public Housing as Landmark Project
Mayor Ko Wen-je presided over the ground-breaking ceremony for the Zhongnan Public Housing Project in Nangang District on November 9.Stressing that the project has been conceived, designed, and executed during his tenure, Ko touted the endeavor as a milestone of his administration. The residential complex, slated for completion in February of 2020, will provide 119 housing units.With the opening of the National Biotechnology Research Park at Academia Sinica, the new housing units can accommodate an anticipated inflow of young tech talents. Individuals living or working in the area will be given priority in applications for the housing. Zhongnan Public Housing will also incorporate smart water, electricity, and gas meters, as well as other intelligent technology appliances – in line with the city government’s bid to create a smart city, Ko reckoned. He added that the project will seek to correct the public misconception that the quality of public housing tends to be poorer than standard housing. In addition, the mayor indicated that the apartments will be built with innovative designs that integrate multiple purpose facilities and spaces, such as community activity centers, classrooms, gyms, libraries, community kitchens, and others. The approach seeks to promote a new mode of public housing that meets different local needs.