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Mayor Lauds Participants for Successful Emergency Operation Drill

Mayor Ko Wen-je presided over a series of disaster relief exercises and operations during the Minan 1 Drill in the afternoon of April 28. He praised the preparation efforts of participants for the successful drill
A total of 1,300 personnel, 160 vehicles, and 2 helicopters were mobilized by the city government for the exercise. The military also activated 164 personnel and 80 armory units.
Part of the drill involving rescue efforts and emergency placement of disaster victims was carried out at the Daan District Sports Center.
Ko remarked that it was clear whether the involved personnel prepared for the exercise judging from how smooth each step was conducted. He failed to notice any visible problems with the exercise and instructed Fire Department Commissioner Wu Chun-hong to recognize city staff members who contributed to the success of the drills.
Citing the recent earthquake in Nepal, the mayor stressed that preparedness against natural disasters is mandatory, especially for locals since Taiwan is located on a seismic zone. He prefers sweating from conducting drills rather than bleeding from suffering damages during a disaster.