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When is the Beitou Gondola expected to be built and completed?

The construction of the Beitou Gondola in fact started on May 1, 2006. However, it was suspended in Jul 2006 since the terminal station originally planned by the BOT contractor was located within the Yangmingshan National Park, which led to a dispute whether an environmental impact assessment was required as the station was designed as a “seminar and accommodation facility” allowed in the recreational area of the national park. Regarding the environmental impact statement proposed by BOT authorized company, the City’s Environmental Protection Bureau held the 3rd Environmental Assessment and Review Meeting for the Beitou Gondola (cable car) project on the 21st of December 2012. The deliberation made by environmental assessment committee members was “conditional development”. Environment protection groups therefore brought an administrative litigation against the deliberation of environment assessment. On the 1st of October 2015, the Taipei High Administrative Court sentenced to revoke the deliberation of the said environmental assessment review. On the 30th of October, to terminate the dispute of Beitou Gondola, the Environmental Protection Bureau of Taipei City announced not to appeal against the decision and to conduct a new environment assessment if it wishes to develop Beitou Gondola in the future.

The BOT still requires the development unit to, in accordance with legal procedures, carry out environment impact assessment and receive approval from the competent authority of environment assessment; the construction and development plan shall pass the deliberation of the Ministry of the Interior in order to apply for miscellaneous license, construction license and the launch of project. In case of requiring further details, please dial the number to receive more information: 1999 Taipei City Citizen Hotline (other counties / cities: 02-27208889) EXT. 7996, Architecture Design Section of New Construction Office.